Which breed laid which egg???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GonzoFamily, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. GonzoFamily

    GonzoFamily Just Hatched

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    I have 7 girls and I'm pretty sure 5 of them are now laying. I'm still very new to the chicken experience and can't figure out which breed is laying which egg. I have 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rock, a Welsummer, a buff orpington and a lavender orpington. I obviously know the EE is laying the green egg, but any idea on the others? I can't figure out who's laying the really large cream colored eggs. [​IMG]
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you sure that your Welsummer isn't really a Brown Leghorn?
     
  3. GonzoFamily

    GonzoFamily Just Hatched

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    Good point! When I bought her I was told she was a barnvelder. As she started maturing she didn't look like a barnvelder to me so I posted pics on here and was told she was actually a welsummer. Tell me what you think from the pic [​IMG]
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of what you listed should lay a white egg. The above doesn't look like a welsummer to me, but neither does she look like a brown leghorn. Wouldn't a brown leghorn have a larger comb?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    What color are her earlobes?
     
  6. GonzoFamily

    GonzoFamily Just Hatched

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    Earlobes are definitely brown[​IMG]
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    None of the eggs are the white of a leghorn and the bird shown is not looking like a brown leghorn, but does look like a hatcheries quality welsummer. The light eggs are pretty typical for what I've gotten from orpingtons
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't think your Wellie is laying yet.

    I think the creamy eggs are from an Orpington, probably the buff since they're more production bred than the lavenders. Your other eggs look like my barred Rock pullet's eggs.
     
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  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Her ear covering is brown, her earlobe is red.
    Agrees, hatchery grade Wellie.

    You could always do a butt check.
    Vent Appearance:
    Dry, tight, and smaller - usually not laying.
    Moist, wide, and larger - usually laying.

    Pelvic Points, feel for the 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.


    Here's the ear thing ....this is a Wellie too.
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  10. sfurbish

    sfurbish Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an EE that lays pearl white eggs. She used to lay light blue, but a few months in she changed to a very white pearl color.
     

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