White eggs from Brown egg layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rocket Raley, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Rocket Raley

    Rocket Raley Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have a RIR who lays a creamy, porcelain colored egg. I have a Buff Orp who lays the same exact color, almost white. Some just do not read their breed manuals, LOL!
     
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Ha ha, yep! I think they need reading glasses!

    I have a Barred Rock hen that consistently lays near white eggs, sometimes with dark brown specks.

    Honestly I think they paint the brown eggs you see in the store!!
     
  4. wischickenlover

    wischickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always been told you can tell the color of the eggs by the hen's earlobe color. Seems to have worked for me so far. If you have a hen with red earlobes, your eggs will be brown. If they have white earlobes, your eggs would be white. (The lobes are those little flaps on the side of the hen's head) Hope this helps. I have some brown egg layers that consistently lay lighter brown eggs with dark specks though!
     
  5. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny you should ask this. Yesterday I only got two eggs. My Redstar had laid hers and then nothing. After the late day snack time, my white leghorn goes into the nest box. I went into the house for a bit, planning on coming back in about a half hour for the white egg. When I returned, she was out and there was a medium brown egg in the box. NO WAY! Guess my other Redstar pullet must have run her out and laid her first egg. Still made me wonder though. I have buff orps also. My laying buff lays a cream colored egg and my dominique lays about the same color. It's hard to tell those two apart.
     
  6. Crystallin

    Crystallin New Egg

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    I have the same non-reading chickens ! LOL... I have three hens and I've been getting Brown ones, then all of a sudden a blue one! Someone has either been slacking and laid her one egg, or someone decided to do something wild! Then again, maybe the Rooster learned a new trick? I have no idea what breed they are. I should post photos on the breed thread.

    Crystal
     
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  7. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Interesting that you should bring this up!

    The eggs I'm currently incubating are from bantam cochins.. I *thought*, in my limited experience, that they lay brown eggs. The eggs I'm incubating are a lovely cream color (not tan.. definitely not brown). I was wondering if they sent me the wrong ones! LOL!
     
  8. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmm, I have a partridge silkie that has flourescent purple earlobes! Can't wait to see the eggs!

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