Who laid it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by misssassyandthechicks, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Buff Orpington

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  2. Wyandotte

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  3. Copper Maran

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  4. Easter Egger

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  1. misssassyandthechicks

    misssassyandthechicks Chirping

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    We have a new flock, they’re all beginning to lay gradually. The leghorn and one of the Easter eggers have been laying for a few weeks now. We have 4 others still to start. However, we got a new layer today! I’m just confused on who it could be. Any ideas? The color of the egg (right, next to a leghorn egg) is a pearly cream. We have a buff, a copper maran, an Easter egger, and a wyandotte that we’re still waiting on. So out of those? Any guesses?
     

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  2. Matieus27

    Matieus27 Songster

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    Well none of those really fit but if i had to venture a guess i would say Easter egger
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Making Coffee

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    Doesn't look like from any of them, but the buff Orpington would lay a lighter brown egg, so will a Wyandotte. Are you sure of your breeds?
     
  4. Killer Tomato

    Killer Tomato Songster

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    I realized that my "Black Copper Marans" hen was NOT a Marans when she finally presented her first egg. Feed store mix up with the chicks -- she was actually a Jersey Giant. Check your the bottom of your Marans' feet for yellow -- if they are, you've got a Jersey girl!

    But....my Cuckoo Marans lays very light eggs, and her first eggs were almost white, and like a golf ball in shape. They darkened up, but still not darker than a RIR.

    Sorry I can't be of more help, but congrats that you have a new layer today!
     
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  5. Abriana

    Abriana Sugar Cookie

    My Wyandotte lays eggs like that
     
  6. Abriana

    Abriana Sugar Cookie

    She is a GLW
     
  7. misssassyandthechicks

    misssassyandthechicks Chirping

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    Thanks everyone! Fairly sure of breeds at this point. The blue copper marans was from a personal breeder, so she’s fairly certain. And they all match up with those breeds as far as characteristics go. That’s why I was so confused with this egg because I thought it didn’t match! So weird. We’ll keep an eye out and watch to see who lays it. Thanks! :)
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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  9. misssassyandthechicks

    misssassyandthechicks Chirping

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