Who laid these eggs?! Lots of pics.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dolly85, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little over a week ago I got some new red sex links who had already began to lay eggs. At the same time I also started lighting the coop providing 15 hours of daylight for my remaining two hens to encourage the sedentary lazy little imps to earn their keep! Well, the sex links have been laying a light brown egg with white speckles covering the shell every day, but the last two days I have been getting a variety of browns! I do not think it is possible for the egg shell color to change so one of my other chickens must have began laying too! [​IMG] [​IMG] Any guesses as to which one?????
    I would have started lighting the coop a long time ago if I knew that's all my pretty girls needed to start giving me presents!!!!!![​IMG]

    My chickens-

    Red Sex link lays brown egg with white specks.
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    Red Sex link who also lays a light brown egg with white specks.
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    I think my black chicken may be the one laying the egg? The EE is pretty red in the face too though.
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    The egg in the front left is the one that looks different.
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Does your EE have a single comb or a pea comb?

    Otherwise the one on the left could be anyone's. It is a nice pink shade, meaning there's extra blume on it, and even the girls with white specks on theirs can do that.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd say it's your black one. She looks like an Australorp.
     
  4. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has a pea comb. Her tail looks funny due to the dog playing a little too rough and pulling out a few feathers. [​IMG]
     
  5. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for the Australorp. Mine look exactly like yours (wattle and comb color and development) and they have just started laying this week![​IMG]
     
  6. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is the Australorp... I think that your EE will lay blue eggs. [​IMG] (But part of that is my desire for my EE with similar coloring to lay blue eggs).
     
  7. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I would be in egg heaven if I got a blue egg! Green is okay though too!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of my little egg making machines. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HUH WHAT comb relates to egg color.. I had no idea.. I have eggs that have pink caste, and someone is laying eggs that are speckled hmmm any other into on this would be cool...

    Christal
     
  9. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Comb color has nothing to do with egg color , but they generally get more red as they approach point of lay and can sometimes indicate which pullet is laying . The gene for pea combs is close to the one for blue/green eggs ; if an EE has a single comb it is not as likely to have inherited the one for blue/green eggs .......... but that's not written in stone .
     
  10. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Our Black Australorp looks like yours and lays an egg the same color as the one in question. [​IMG]
     

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