What color are Black Australorp eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by harleyjo, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just trying to figure out who has started to lay. I have 2 black Australorps, 11 BSL and 2 buff orpingtons. I have the last 2 days been getting some small darker brown eggs and I suspect those are from the BA's.
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Buff Orps lay brown eggs as well, and pullet eggs tend to be darker brown in my experience. I dunno about Australorps as I have never owned one of those. Hope that helps.
     
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My BA lays fairly light eggs, always has. They are creamy tan, w/a yellow cast. My BA lays the lightest of my eggs. But maybe that's just my girl. My BO's eggs are darker than hers.
     
  4. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think my BO's are laying yet, but I could be wrong. I also have a Production Red that I think was thrown in with the BSL.
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BA lays a nice brown egg (like store brown color).
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well you know, I just went back to look at my egg pictures on my BYC page, and all their eggs were darker when they first started laying. So hers lightened up/adjusted over time. So it could be your BA...lol.
     
  7. claychickens

    claychickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four. 2 are laying dark brown and 1 is laying a pinkish color egg and one has not started laying yet.
     
  8. Yazzo

    Yazzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps usually lay light/tan to dark brown eggs, sometimes with tan or white speckles on them. Buff Orpingtons lay brown or pinkish eggs. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    All chickens' eggs will lighten up with time, both over the course of the season and the hen's life span.

    BA lay anywhere from a light tan to a medium brown, depending on the bird.
     
  10. Catherine Kelly

    Catherine Kelly New Egg

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    they lay tan and light brown eggs[​IMG] if that helps.
     

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