Which breed lays brown speckled eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cnj-tx50, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. cnj-tx50

    cnj-tx50 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2009
    North of Dallas, TX
    Well, so now I am on the hunt for Wellsummers. Went on the "Peep at the Coops" tour in Dallas today and noone seem to know about them but I hope that I can find some around the Dallas area. Thanks to all who have them. I have not seen a Quail egg but I will do some research on that as well. Never knew that selling eggs could be a decorating thing! But it pays the feed bill and might buy some knew birds!!
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:If my Marans ever laid "just plain brown" eggs I think I'd cull or sell them ALL in an instant. [​IMG]

    Marans lay nice speckles on their eggs now and then, Welsummer eggs are usually pretty speckled, and Welsummer cross eggs are a lot like Quail eggs.

    Inquiring minds wanna know...........

    Welsummer crossed with what gives you eggs that look like quail eggs? Tell me what I have to breed him with, I love the look of quail eggs.[​IMG]

    Someone took a Marans, Welsummer, and Penedesenca and smashed em together to make a quail egger. [​IMG]
  3. The ChookWisper

    The ChookWisper New Egg

    Jan 25, 2012
    Does any-one know what breed of Hen lays the Speckled eggs plz.[​IMG]
  4. BlondeGoddess

    BlondeGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2012
    Carlsbad, NM, USA
    I believe that only my Plymouth rock is laying so far and I have had a speckled light brown egg or two. The only other suspect would be my New Hampshire red but I don't believe she is laying yet. I know that my Amerucana is not the layer and I don't believe that my Rhode Island red has started laying yet.
  5. msc123

    msc123 New Egg

    Nov 11, 2012
    I have australorps, amricaunas, barred rocks, buff orpingtons, red stars, partridge rocks, and silver wyndottes (multiples of each) and I get 1 extra large brwon speckled egg
    3-4 x a week. I've had chickens for 3 years, same breeds, and this is the 1st year
    I've gotten speckled eggs. Any ideas?
  6. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    One of my BO lays a very light brown egg with white speckles on it. She has been laying like this since day one and now over 2 months.
  7. tastockwell

    tastockwell Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 16, 2012
    Awe shucks, we don't have a welsummer...but I have an Buff Orpington and she lays beautiful brown eggs, 2 bearded americanas and they lay small green eggs, then I have 2 chickens that haven't laid UNTIL now. One is a Gold Laced Wyndotte and the other is a Buff Brahma (feathered feet)...this week we got a super light brown one it almost looks pinkish and now add a speckled light brown egg. I don't know which is which and it's killing our girls (and me).
  8. TeaChick

    TeaChick Overrun With Chickens

    May 5, 2013
    Deep South
    My Coop
    Sounds to me like the speckles come and go for breeds like Orpington. Hmmmm....
    I'm getting dark brown eggs with red speckles and light brown eggs with dark speckles and solid pinkish brown eggs with no speckles. (My breeds are in my signature.)
  9. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2007
    Long Island NY
    I'm getting brown speckled eggs also and its either from my barred rocks or brown sex links.
  10. TeaChick

    TeaChick Overrun With Chickens

    May 5, 2013
    Deep South
    My Coop
    I have gold Comets, I know they're a sex link, I think it's gold though.
    I'm getting pink eggs.

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