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

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mishawaka, Indiana
    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!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

    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.
    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    My White lays a light brown with white speckles.
    The three Blacks lay a medium brown.
  4. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    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

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mishawaka, Indiana
    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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