What color are Jersey Giant eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KristyAz, May 15, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 JG's that we got from a breeder here. Their eggs are the lightest of all my flock (except for my Silkie.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Brown

    Could they be close to molting? My brahmas eggs tend to get very light right before they go into a molt. After they complete their molt, their eggs are a lovely darker brown again.
     
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  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    My White lays a light brown with white speckles.
    The three Blacks lay a medium brown.
     
  4. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their eggs are not always brown. They can be light tan (usually when the hen is young) or they can be medium tan or darker tan. I wouldnt classify their eggs as really brown, at least, not compared to (hatchery stock) Marans or Barred Rocks. I have pure, non-hatchery stock Jersey Giants from very reputable breeders, and none of them lay a 'brown' egg, all are in the tan family. Maybe because the hens are less than 2 years old? I know their eggs are huge, but not anywhere near the color of my Marans or Barred Rocks. All mine lay tan eggs.

    There is a thread purely dedicated to Jerseys- I think it has some egg pics, and alot of great info.
     
  5. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, I browsed through that thread, because we have a trio coming in the summer from MH and I'm getting very excited! But while browsing, I saw the eggs and they looks brown, ours are very, very light. But if it could be age, my current girls are less than a year old. I don't really care about the egg color as much as I care that I really have JGs because these will be separated out to the new coop with the new trio.

    Thanks all for the replies!
     

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