What do Gold Laced Wyandotte eggs look like??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RichnSteph, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2014
    Adkins Texas
    In the flock we have one GLW and we'd like to hatch some eggs from her but so far we've been unable to catch her in the nesting box so that we could identify which eggs are hers. What does an egg from a GLW look like? Out of the 6-7 eggs we get a day a few of them are pretty similar (brown, brown with darker speckles, brown with white speckles). The EE and duck eggs are easy to figure out. The GLW, BO, Aus, RIR and the other red chickens all lay the similar looking eggs.

    Thank you for any help
  2. Monguire

    Monguire Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2014
    Manassas, VA
    Our single GLW is pretty easy to discern from the other six brown egg-layers. So far (45 days of laying) her eggs are the lightest colored. It is VERY obvious...they're almost a dirty white rather than a light brown. Sadly, I doubt that would translate across al GLWs as there will be variations due to genetics, diet and management.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Mine were always just generic brown. Why don't you isolate the hen for a few days while you collect her eggs?
  4. BubbaLikesIt

    BubbaLikesIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2013

    The center egg is a GLW egg. I just posted yesterday that our GLW and SLW eggs are consistently smaller than the other eggs. I have been told that the pullet eggs are smaller but you can see that the eggs right and left are from pullets the exact same age and they are much larger. Also, the center egg is one of the largest we have got from our Wyandotte's. We feed all the chickens the same Nutrina Layer feed, Chicken Scratch with whole corn, milo and oats, melon's of all types and Kale, Collard and Mustard greens and vegetable food scraps. They also eat any bug or mouse they find.

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