Who laid this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HSmamma, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. HSmamma

    HSmamma Out Of The Brooder

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    My BO has been laying brown eggs for over a week. Just got another one from her. One of the other chickens laid a white (creamy colored) egg and pushed the brown one out of the nest box. I have two EE's and 2 SLW's. I thought EE's laid green eggs and SLW's laid brown eggs? So who laid me this egg?[​IMG]

    -hsmamma
     
  2. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is the egg a pinkish color? Because EE's can lay pink eggs also.
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Because EE's are mixed breed and have no breed standard they can lay any colored egg including cream or brown.

    My SLW tend to lay very light brown eggs, but the only way to know for sure who is laying what is to catch them in the act. [​IMG] Egg color can vary widely from one individual to the next even within the same breed.
     
  4. HSmamma

    HSmamma Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, kind of pink.
    bummer. I really wanted green or blue eggs.
    -hsmamma
     
  5. TanksHill

    TanksHill Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 12 EE's that just started laying. I usually get green, blue, and tan. It's always a great surprise.
     
  6. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    based on information on Hendersons Chart Wyandottes can lay creamish eggs too.
     
  7. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't count your egg colors before they're laid! You still have a chance of getting colored eggs from your other EE. [​IMG] And there's always the chance that the SLW was the one who laid the cream egg.
     
  8. vtchickenlady

    vtchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BO that normally lays brown eggs but one day I got one that was so light it almost looked white. I think it was from something she ate.
     
  9. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Wyandottes I had all laid a real light cream egg and usually they were more round in shape than oval.
     
  10. HSmamma

    HSmamma Out Of The Brooder

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    Tis a mystery. The EE's have been in and out of the nest boxes. The SLW's are not investigating yet but have bright red combs. Don't know who is laying but the BO has given me an egg every day since she started laying and whoever is laying the pinky/cream eggs has also laid every day for the past 3 days. I'm not complaining...I just want to praise the appropriate chicken!

    Maybe it's the 16 inches of snow we've had here in RI!

    -hsmamma
     

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