What kind of eggs are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RedChickBarn, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. RedChickBarn

    RedChickBarn Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a silkie mix, 14 white leghorns and 3 pekin ducks that could be the right momma... we found them this morning in the chicken coop, but one was buried in the dirt and the other was just outside the coop on the dirt. A couple of the leghorns have gotten curious about the nesting boxes, but I thought they were supposed to lay solid white eggs? The leghorns and the ducks are about 4 1/2 months old now and the silkie mix is about a month older. Any ideas? We're so excited to find these!
     
  2. whitt910

    whitt910 Out Of The Brooder

    I'm thinking duck because those are rather large for a chickens first egg. Chickens eggs don't reach their full potential size regularly until about 30 weeks and my first chicken eggs were really small and I have all large breed hen like your leghorns.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Is that dirt speckles on the eggs? My first thought was turkey eggs, but you didn't mention turkeys. So I would say duck eggs.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those eggs seem too big for chickens so I would say the Pekin ducks layed them.
     
  5. RedChickBarn

    RedChickBarn Out Of The Brooder

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    We do have 2 narragansett hens and 1 or 2 red bourbon hens (not sure about one of them - acts more like a tom, but doesn't look like our narragansett tom at all and not quite like our hens either...)

    We didn't expect the turkeys or ducks to lay until spring and then I forgot about our turkey girls as potential mommas!
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say turkey eggs
     
  7. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you also have turkeys then they're probably turkey eggs.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    And if remember right my pekins layed all white eggs
     
  9. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are turkey eggs.. lol lol lol
     
  10. RedChickBarn

    RedChickBarn Out Of The Brooder

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    Yippee! That was a complete surprise! I googled turkey eggs and that is exactly what they look like. We're going to put these in the fridge, but will get an incubator tomorrow. We're in Florida, but everything we read said that they are normally at least 8-9 months old before they lay, so we were thinking next spring at the earliest. This is exciting!
     

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