White eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bookjunky4life, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. bookjunky4life

    bookjunky4life Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been getting eggs from my chickens born in March since August. I'd only ever gotten medium brown eggs/some a little lighter brown until my one Ameracauna hen started laying a few weeks ago. I normally do the chicken chores so I see first hand what eggs I got from which box, etc. However, my husband collected the eggs last night. He collected the blue egg and a white egg. We also have a few ducks that lay white eggs but always lay on the ground, can't possibly get to the chicken nesting boxes. However, the chickens occasionally lay down in the straw where the ducks lay. He swears this white egg, which is about the same size as the blue egg, came from the nesting boxes. Here are the breeds of hens I have....none of which lay white eggs as far as I know: Australop, Jersey Giant, Buff Orphington, Ameracauna, Light Brahama, Bantam Conchin, Plymouth Rock. Am I wrong and one of these lays white eggs?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    They're all brown or green layers. Maybe he's mistaken where the egg came from or possibly a chicken tucked the egg under its wing and carried it in the nest to brood.
    I've had broody chickens steal eggs from one another. Elevated separate nest boxes and eggs would be moved from one to the other.

    It would be unlikely that one of your chickens would lay an egg devoid of color but not impossible.
     
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  3. bookjunky4life

    bookjunky4life Out Of The Brooder

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    I just talked to my sister and she says she gets white eggs from her Plymouth Rocks. I don't currently have any broody hens so that can probably be ruled out.
     
  4. GardenSimply

    GardenSimply Out Of The Brooder

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    I had an ameracauna once whose eggs were almost white as could be. I also have a buff orpington that will, from time to time lay almost white eggs
     
  5. bookjunky4life

    bookjunky4life Out Of The Brooder

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    Could be one of the buff orphingtons. Definitely wasn't the the Ameraucana, as she also laid that day.
     
  6. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    maybe the brahma, or cochin?
     
  7. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    They should not be white. Unless there are some other genetics playing out. Rocks should lay a light tan egg.
     
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  8. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Orps do lay a very pale pink, almost creamy pink color. I can always tell my Orp eggs from my BR and RIR eggs.
     

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