Wellsummers Meyer's Hatchery Egg Color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AutumnHens, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. AutumnHens

    AutumnHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All,


    I was hoping to get pictures of Wellsummer eggs from Meyer's Hatchery birds. Ours are 25 weeks old but haven't started to lay yet so I can't say what they look like yet. However I keep hearing that hatchery wellies don't have the terracotta looking eggs but a more beige brown color. I know that speckled eggs are also a possibility, and would be easy to tell from our other brown egg layers.

    I did search for pics but the threads I found were several years old and I know that the hatchery has probably developed their stock since then. Our flock is mixed with two Wellies, a Delaware, a GLW, and a BA so I want to be sure I can tell the eggs apart so I can track appropriately. That way when I get more chickens in the following years I'll know who performed well and who left me wanting.

    Autumn
     
  2. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    My 3 Welsummers are from Meyer and are 31 weeks old today, Have not received and egg from any of them yet, they are slow to mature and the weaning daylight has not helped ( I do not use supplemental lighting). They are big, beautiful and vigorous birds, happy with them so far.

    I'm also curious about egg color, when mine start up ill post pictures.

    Dom
     
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi. [​IMG]

    I am planning to get a Welsumer. I have a bantam but come to find out their eggs aren't dark either.

    Makes me crazy when breeders/hatcheries don't put up pics of their eggs. As far as I am concerned they should also have pics of their parent stock and chicks. I know some do. But when I was looking at hatcheries, I wanna know. Because as far as I am concerned most of their birds do not conform to the SOP and that effects egg color.

    Being able to tell eggs apart is something I always recommend as a good idea. It can tell you about their health as well as laying habits. [​IMG]

    Hate to wait that long for eggs. That essentially means you don't get many eggs the first year and still have to go through molt on year #2? With it taking that long to mature, probably more affordable to feed and keep them through molt than replacing with chicks.
     
  4. AutumnHens

    AutumnHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyers posts pictures of the eggs but I was hoping for a general consensus of "real eggs" vs picked through for the darkest possible eggs for a photo.... Don't get me wrong I love Meyers Hatchery for their customer service and all six hens we got from them have been healthy and beautiful, but that doesn't mean they won't use marketing tactics.
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Actually, as I posted that... I told myself they only post the pic of the best eggs, as you just stated... So I understand. [​IMG]
     
  6. AutumnHens

    AutumnHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diego and Garcia are gorgeous and friendly, good foragers, get along with the other pullets and pretty snazzy in general. I just want to know what their eggs are going to look like. Because they're mean to me and haven't started laying yet.....
     
  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Pretty. [​IMG]

    Is that striped one supposed to be your GLW? Because I don't think so... None of mine appear to be barred, they are laced. [​IMG] And I don't recognize it as one of the breed you mentioned having.
     
  8. AutumnHens

    AutumnHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a Golden Campine but I didn't list her because she is alr3ady laying, and lays white.[​IMG] Our beautiful Chase the GLW in question.
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    OK, I was thinking Golden Campine. [​IMG]

    I am an attention to detail type person, so I had to ask.

    Nice variety! [​IMG]
     
  10. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @AutumnHens

    One or two of my Welsummer hens have begun laying thought I would update you with a pic.
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    From left to right RIR, Barred Rock, speckled Sussex (quite fitting given the speckles) welsummer and another welsummer or same welsummer?

    I'm quite happy with the color.

    Dom
     
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