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What colour egg is this? (pics) Please help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Leah and peeps, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    We just got our first eggs yesterday. We have 5 SL's that are 26 weeks, but only 4 eggs yesterday, which i know is normal. The thing is, one of the eggs doesnt look totally brown. Its somwhere in between white and brown. What colour is it? I know that SL's lay brown eggs. We also have white chanteclers but they are only about 12 weeks and too young to lay, but they do lay white eggs... One of them has a much redder face then the other, could it be possible that it was her?? (they are all pullets) Here are som pics compared to anoter SL egg. I need to know whos laying the eggs! [​IMG]

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    (the one second to the left)
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    (the one second to the back, to the left)
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  2. foxinachickenhouse

    foxinachickenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our SLW lays eggs this color. Light creamy brown.
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My white Wyandotte lays a pale cream colored egg like that. My Buff Orphingtons lay anywhere from nearly terra-cotta to nearly white. I think those count as brown eggs still.
     
  4. LauraG

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That there looks like "Ecru" [​IMG]

    (still considered brown...)
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's brown. Light brown, but still brown.
     
  6. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Unfortunately NOT every egg is going to be a nice rich brown...I have some cochins that lay a nice brown egg, but every now and then they will slip me an almost white egg.
     
  7. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a pink egg or so my grandson age 5 says. Mine will lay one like that every now and then .I have RIR's. By the way he loves pink eggs [​IMG]
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    A lot of the eggs that are only lightly colored are referred to as tinted.
     
  9. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! It was a first egg, so i can see why now every so often that will happen. I can now say that it was one of my SL's that laid it! [​IMG]
     

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