What color eggs should they lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MeghanFaith, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. MeghanFaith

    MeghanFaith In the Brooder

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    I recently got 2 pullets who should start laying anytime. They are White Leghorn and Maran crosses. I'm curious about what color egg I should get! I know the WL lays white eggs and I think the Maran lays a dark brown right?
     
  2. CowGrrrl

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    What are the Marans crossed with?
     
  3. MeghanFaith

    MeghanFaith In the Brooder

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    Sorry I should have explained better. My pullets are a cross between a Golden Cuckoo Marans Rooster and White Leghorn hens.
     
  4. If your pullets ear lobes are red then all their eggs will be brown.

    If your pullets ear lobes are white or butter milk colored then all their eggs will have white shells.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013
  5. Bill Matthews

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    TO MeghanFaith...The eggs will be cream colored/Off White...Dark Chocolate is not dominant like Blue, so the color will be between normal brown and white with a tilt toward white...Take care...
     
  6. MeghanFaith

    MeghanFaith In the Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  7. ederob

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