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What color eggs does your chicken lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happymom99, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. happymom99

    happymom99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    I thought it might be fun and helpful to some (like me) if we post what our chickens egg color looks like, with more than just the basic description of "brown" or "white", when applicable. Here are mine:

    • Black Austrolorp: Brown - Usually a "traditional" shade of brown. Similar in color to a grocery store brown egg. Some days though it has a touch of pink to it.
    • Gold-Laced Cochin - "traditional" shade of brown with beautiful little light purple speckles.
    • Ameracauna - Blue Green. More green than blue.
    • Blue Andalusian - White. And the small end is sort of flattish.
    • Welsumer - Dark brown, almost with a terracotta orange to it. Sometimes with dark speckles.
    • Silver Laced Wyandotte - Very light brown. Almost a cream color.
    • Salmon Faverolle - Very light brown. Almost a cream color.

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone else's eggs look like! [​IMG]
  2. happymom99

    happymom99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    Thanks for the great link! :)
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
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  4. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    I have six Easter Eggers. The girls all look about the same, but I can tell each of their eggs apart. =)

    We have 5 that are laying, the 6th should start laying any day now.[​IMG]
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  5. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    each hen in flock has different colours evryday it goes from creamy white to pink to brown evryday for every hen is different but some hens are consisitenly brown and sometimes i get half speckled eggs and so on
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  6. kateseidel

    kateseidel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2010
    Wyandottes and Buff Orpingtons

  7. Cool-Chick57

    Cool-Chick57 New Egg

    Aug 31, 2013
    Question? With a story: I had 2 black Ameraucana hens wander to my yard last summer. one would eat from my hand the other not at all. The other neighbors dog killed the tame one :( the second one started laying eggs in my hay. I knew they were not fertile so I contacted an egg farmer that had Lavendar Orpington chicken eggs for sale, I bought a dozen. They were light green to a light blue marked LAV. Well after I got her eggs switched out the dog got her too. So I resorted to putting the 12 eggs into an incubator. Two of twelve the eggs hatched, this one lived, she is a Lavendar Orpington. My question, Everything I read it says Orpingtons lay brown to cream. How could my chicks come from blue/light green eggs if that is true?

  8. Searsmom

    Searsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2014
    Dandridge, TN
    I have no idea unless there was a cross-breed in there to beef up the breed. In the pick below all the beige/brown eggs are from my orpingtons - the others are from EEs. Used my phone so clarity isn't so great.
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    They couldn't. You didn't hatch from an Orpington egg.

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