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What the heck?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Anna_MN, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Gold Star girls lays while I'm feeding/watering/cleaning out the coop. She lays while I'm out there EVERY DAY! Yesterday she laid me a very nice big brown egg. Today she layed me a big NOT SO BROWN egg. At first I thought maybe she was sitting on someone else's egg, but when I picked it up it was very warm, a little wet, and fresh laid by her. Then I realized I don't have ANY chickens that lay white eggs! What the heck is going on?! [​IMG] Here is the comparison-

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    Yesterday's egg


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    Today's egg


    I separate my eggs by hen because I want to keep track of their laying size. Weird, I know! But it's pretty easy to keep track since they all lay at different times during the day [​IMG]
     
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  2. slim1986

    slim1986 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to answer a question with a question, but is it possible that she has white egg layer in her back ground? I'm not sure really, but that's what I would think? They are cross breeds right?
     
  3. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope two of my girls are full blooded Gold Stars. I also have two Rhode Island Red who are full blooded as well. She has laid over a two dozen nice brown eggs for me and then today out of no where there was a white one. Maybe she laid it too soon? I have no idea!
     
  4. slim1986

    slim1986 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well a full blood gold star is like a full blood labradoodle, they are hybrid chickens. They take a rooster (I think delaware?) And cross it with a rhode island red hen....(I think that's the cross any way) but any way the chicks that hatch are sex-links, the roosters will be white and the hens will be reddish, I'm thinking that somewhere in her back ground she had a white egg laying relative, but I'm not sure if that would still breed true (well make a sex-link)
     
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  5. mtnhens4

    mtnhens4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she hadn't taken the time to warm up her ink jets:oops:
     
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2 sometimes they dont get colored
     
  7. slim1986

    slim1986 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mtnhens4, [​IMG]
     
  8. Mama Hen Chris

    Mama Hen Chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the basket are 3 dark eggs from my one and only Welsummer. Her eggs never look the same. Sometimes they have freckles and sometimes not. My only Speckled Sussex who lays light brown eggs started laying white eggs for months and just started laying her light browns ones again. Maybe there is something wrong in the "paint" department. I am just happy to get eggs from my girls.


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  9. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what a beautiful harvest [​IMG]
     
  10. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens sometimes. I have noticed that my brown egg layers will start with a lot of color on the egg and then the eggs start to get pale after a while. Sometimes they just lay a strange one. I wouldn't worry about it.
     

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