white rock hens laying brown eggs?????help

all8up4jr

Hatching
8 Years
Dec 9, 2011
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i have what i think are white rock hens and they are laying brown eggs with little dark spots. is this right? new to this backyard chicken raising and loving it.
 

jermoatc

Songster
10 Years
Feb 5, 2011
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Lake Crystal, MN
Yep. Rocks lay brown eggs. Egg color is determined by the color of the earlobe. Colored earlobe = colred egg (brown or green/blue if Easter Egger) white earlobe = white egg.
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all8up4jr

Hatching
8 Years
Dec 9, 2011
5
0
7
thanks.. i have 5 white rocks, 2 black sexlinks, 3 other noy sure and im only getting one egg every other day. i just put a light in with them on jan. 5th.
 

deChickyHen

Chirping
8 Years
Sep 12, 2011
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yep they lay brown eggs, minds just started to lay the other day.. had a few brown and a a bunch of the spotted ones..
 

BlazeJester

Songster
8 Years
Aug 2, 2011
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21
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Midway, GA
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Umm... My EE hen has pure white earlobes and she lays green eggs.
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Similarly to the pea comb *often* being associated with green eggs, the EE is a pretty big exception since they are such a huge range of mutt. They can literally be bred from anything, as long as a blue or green egg-layer is somewhere in the mix.
 

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