What breed lays a brown *speckled* egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicklets81, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. chicklets81

    chicklets81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2017
    So I've been trying to find out who lays the brown speckled eggs in the flock.....

    I've got 2 black australorps, 2 RIR, 2 Buff orp, 2 ameraucana mix, and 1 barred rock.

    Anyone have any idea? If not, I will have to take a day to go watch them lay, and check every hour.

    I'd love a whole bunch more hens that lay speckled eggs! And the chicken obsession continues....
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  2. Angels Eggs

    Angels Eggs Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2017
    Peru, Indiana
    All I have are RIR'S and I get speckled from 2 or 3 hens. They are darker than the other eggs and the speckled spots almost look purple.
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chicken Obsessed

    I get speckled from my Marans and my Cochin. Of yours, I would suspect the reds.

    You can use food die and a q tip to paint the vents of the suspects different colors and the die will leave streaks on the egg, then you know by which color which hen laid it. Avoid red as it invites pecking. And if you don't have enough colors do some and then a few days later do the others.

    Good luck!

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