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White Eggs!!!???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by roj, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. roj

    roj New Egg

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    I have two young 10 month old Cuckoo Marans that I suspact may be laying solid white eggs. I this possible?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    No.

    What else do you have in your flock?
     
  3. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have pictures of these 'Marans' we could see?
     
  4. roj

    roj New Egg

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    I have a 4 year old Golden Comet and a 2 year old but yet unidentified white hen w/splash of black.
     
  5. grandmaof5

    grandmaof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess the 2 year old is the one laying white eggs; do you have any reason to suspect it isn't her?
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you have anything with white ear lobes, she is laying the white eggs.[​IMG]
     
  7. roj

    roj New Egg

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    I am new to this but here is photo of hens eating some New Years party leftovers.

    Comet (Lucy - the best hen on the planet!) is 4 yrs
    White hen - 2 yrs
    Marans - 10 months


    I have, two questions:

    What is the white hen?
    Who is laying the white eggs (got some good replies)?


    [​IMG]
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well from the looks of it, your "Marans" have white earlobes. . . . What color are their legs? Are you SURE they're not California Grays or Barred Hollands or something?

    The white one looks like a splash colored breed, but it should lay brown eggs. (It has red earlobes = brown eggs)

    The Sex Link should be laying light brown eggs. Not white, but close.
     
  9. roj

    roj New Egg

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    I got the hens from a friend. He has been wrong before about this sort of thing. I am not sure of anything now.

    I was not aware of the ear lobe color link to egg color.

    Maran (?) photo.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a California Gray to me, definitely not a maran with those yellow legs.
     

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