Who is laying which color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frgntd, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. frgntd

    frgntd Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens have been laying for about a month and I have loved watching the eggs get bigger and better. We have even had some double-yolkers this week. Can you help me figure out who is laying which by color? I have 3 Barred Rocks, 4 Red Sex-Linked, and 5 Black Australorps.

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    Also, I love eating the eggs and/but notice that the whites have a softer texture than the organic store bought I used to eat. Does that change over time? Does the quantity of white to yolk change?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Pretty eggs, with mine (hatchery birds), of the three breeds you have, the red sex links have laid the darkest brown with a reddish tinge, the BRs and lorps clsoe to the same with maybe the BRs the lightest tan and the lorps slightly darker than the BRs.

    By softer whites do you mean runnier? The Poultry Sites page ... http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/30/watery-whites

    With mine, it seems it is usually the larger the egg the more white in comparison to yolk, some small eggs have very little white.
     

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