what breeds lay speckeled eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abhaya, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to get some gals that lay speckeled eggs. I have light brown brown white and ee chicks I am looking for dark brown and speckeled egg layers.
     
  2. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    My Australorp lays a darker tan/brown egg and it has speckles. Not a lot but a few.

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  3. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Quote:Welsummers lay a terra cotta egg that is oftentimes speckled.
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My Rhode Island Red sometimes lays speckled eggs. Actually, almost all have at least a few little speckles but occasionally we get a really spectacular one that is covered with pretty little freckles.
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The speckles on my Production Reds are white. Pot Pie (the Barred Rock) had the dark speckling on her light brown egg but that's run it's course with very little now.

    I've heard from many sources that the Welsummer is prone to speckle.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Welsummers lay great terra cotta eggs, sometimes with speckles. Marans also sometimes lay speckled eggs.
     
  7. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my barred rocks often lays a speckled egg, but not every day.
     
  8. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few amber links...a few of them lay eggs with freckles.
     
  9. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    I have 4 Welsummers and they lay copper speckled eggs ... very pretty when mixed in a carton with my EE eggs.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Barnevelders, Welsummers, Marans, Penedesencas, all have a high rate of laying speckled eggs.

    Any other common hatchery based brown egg layer can as well, such as Australorps, Sex Links, Production Reds, Orpingtons, Wyandottes, etc.
     

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