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Welsummer Egg Color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Fairy Godmartyr, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. The Fairy Godmartyr

    The Fairy Godmartyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my very first Welsummer egg today! [​IMG]

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    My question is, will she always lay speckled eggs? I mean, I know that Easter eggers never change the color of their eggs (a blue layer will always lay blue, a green layer will always lay green, etc.). Is it the same principle with Welsummers? Or could she also lay the solid terra cotta eggs, too?

    I have three Welsummers, so I'm sure I'll get different eggs. I'm just curious if I can expect to always have a speckled egg from this one.
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    She will continue to lay speckled eggs. Sometimes one would have more tinier speckles as time goes on or fewer speckles as she gets older. I never had one that would go "speckles-less" at anytime unless she lays solid colored ones (really, they are tiny, tiny speckles, blending with each other)
     
  3. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty Egg!
     
  4. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Interesting about the speckles. I have a Welsummer and a Cuckoo Marans. I've been getting a really pretty shiny terra cotta egg fairly regularly and occasionally a speckled egg like the OP's. I've wondered if the same hen laid both eggs. It sounds like one of them is a very consistent layer and the other isn't. [​IMG]
     
  5. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for a long time I had 1 hen laying the rest were way to young (in the brooder) some days I got speckels some days not. RIR was the hen
     

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