What breed of chicken lay dark speckled eggs at 3.5 to 4 months old?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alisajw82, May 25, 2019.

  1. alisajw82

    alisajw82 Chirping

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    I have a chicken coop/run for my younger pullets and cockerels. We got some of them the 3rd week of February at the earliest and some during the month of March. It is now May 25th. Today we found a decent sized brown speckled egg in the run. It is the same size our 5 month old Maran lays and similar in color. What other breeds can lay earlier. We have a mix of different breeds inside the coop/run.
     
  2. so lucky

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    Wellsummers are supposed to lay dark speckled eggs.
     
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    alisajw82 Chirping

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    I dont believe I have any Welsummers in the flock, I have polish bantams, bantam cochins, dominiques, dark brahmas, a very very small maran that looks to be a cockerel, buff silkie, orloff, Silver laced Wyandotte, 2 random hens that are a brown like a rhode island reds coloring but have black markings that are not laced, and I have three blue/lavender chickens that I cant tell if they are cockerels or pullets, they are super small but already have the red comb and wattles, not crowing, looks bantam sized and have rose combs and none of the chickens are squatting for me. Also none of the cockerels are crowing yet. Which makes me wonder if some of them could possibly be hens that matured quicker hense the lack of saddle feathers and crowing.
     
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    my handy computer tells me cuckoo Marans lay brown speckled eggs.
     
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  5. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    I had a SL Wyandotte that laid large speckled eggs.
     
  6. alisajw82

    alisajw82 Chirping

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    Do you know what age they started?
     
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    alisajw82 Chirping

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    I wish I was so lucky to have cuckoo marans! I was told mine are bantam barred cochins LOL
     
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    Check the vent of the pellet that has the red wattles and combs see if its moist. This is the chicken that would be laying.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Sexlinks can lay pretty dark eggs....and would likely the earliest to lay.
    Not many breeds lay before about 18 weeks....especially Marans.
     
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    alisajw82 Chirping

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    Update: Two days since I found the egg and nothing again... we are completely baffled by our mystery layer.
     

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