Who is laying which eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PattyS, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. PattyS

    PattyS New Egg

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    Greetings!

    I'm VERY new to the chicken world and look forward to learning from everyone here!

    I have a small flock of 5 Delawares and 5 Red Stars. I'm interested to know which breed is laying the darker brown eggs and which breed is laying the lighter colored eggs. I've posted a picture (not sure I did that correctly, but I'm hopeful).

    Thanks very much!

    Patty

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  2. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know which breed lays the dark ones, but they are all pretty! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That's a tricky one, as Red Sex-Links normally lay light brown eggs but so do Delawares, however hatchery strains of Delawares really vary. I'd say just try and catch someone in the act.
     
  4. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Delaware lays very light brown to somewhat a pinkish tint eggs, never laid any dark ones like you have, so I vote the light ones to the delawares.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Your sex links are laying the darker eggs and the light tan eggs are from your delawares.
     
  6. Auscal

    Auscal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock is even smaller, 2 Delawares & 2 red sex links (RIR x Delaware).plus one barred rock. For me, the reds are laying light coloured eggs, and the delawares the deeper brown, with the speckles I seeing the one at the top of your photo. Just my experience.
     
  7. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read on other posts that some people use different colored lipsticks on their chickens vents to match egg to chicken. I have never tried this as my wife would probably kill me....go buy even more lipstick at Ulta....and I do kiss her so I don't want her putting on lipstick that has been on a chickens vent.[​IMG]
     
  8. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    My Red Star laid eggs just like your darker browns... big, beautiful dark eggs!
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Though my Delaware lays a little darker than the light eggs you have.. My BR lays eggs that colour. I find it hard to tell the difference between Dixie & Denny's eggs, but my production red lays the darkest eggs out of the four that lay
     
  10. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is awful! I can't imagine doing that to a chicken. Or to lipstick for that matter!
     

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