Who laid this egg???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PetRock, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    We have been anxiously waiting for our 24 week old Easter Egger to lay her first egg. We have a Barred Rock who is around 27 weeks old and has been laying a beautiful light brown egg almost every day for the past 8 weeks. We also have a Golden Sex Link who is 24 weeks old and has been laying a darker brown egg almost every day since she was 20 weeks old. The rest of our flock consists of a 24 week old Black Australorp, a 17 week old Barred Rock, and two 17 week old Silver Laced Wyandottes. The EE has shown signs of being close to laying for the past week to 10 days (red comb & squatting) while the BA still has a small comb that isn't very red yet and does not do the squat. Yesterday, we found a light pink/tan egg in one of the nest boxes and just figured that our EE was going to lay pinkish eggs instead of some variation of blue or green. We were disappointed but still glad that she was finally laying. Then today, we found a green egg in one of the nest boxes after our EE finally got her turn to be in there. (Our top chicken the BR does not want any other chickens in the coop while she is laying her egg. She is very focal about it.) So, is it possible that the pink egg was laid by our EE and just didn't get the color applied to it? Or could it possibly have been laid by our BA or even one of our SLW? One of the SLW shows quite a bit of red in her face, comb, and wattles. It's an egg mystery and we would sure appreciate any help solving it!

    The pink/tan egg from yesterday and today's green egg:

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    All four of our different colored eggs: green egg from our EE, mystery pink/tan egg, darker brown egg from our GSL, and light brown egg from our BR

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope the green egg is from the EE, the other egg is not. Probably from the SLW like you suspect.
     
  3. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you for the response! We were shocked to see the green egg yesterday but so pleased! Aren't our eggs beautiful?!!! [​IMG]

    Do you know what color of brown eggs that Black Australorps lay? Precious is 24 weeks old and should be close to POL. I just love a good mystery and hope that we get 4 eggs today!
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    You do have a beautiful range of colors!! How lucky for you! And that green egg is a lovely shade! I have a GLW (not silver) and a BA. My BA lays a very pale egg...whitish/yellowish cast rather than pink/orange cast. My wyandotte's eggs are a medium tan/brown shade with a pink/orange cast to it. So I'm not sure???? I'd be running out there every time I heard cackling though, because I'd want to know...lol.
     
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    I'd guess Wyandotte or Australorp. [​IMG]
     
  6. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you!!! I plan on spending lots of time out there today so I can hopefully discover who laid the pink egg! [​IMG] Yesterday, I had the GSL, the BR, and the EE all singing up a storm with no one in the nest box and no egg. They just don't have it together yet. The EE was in and out of the nest box for hours before finally getting the job done.
     
  7. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you! I'm leaning more towards the Australorp. Her comb and wattles aren't very big but they are red and she has been very interested in the nest boxes. The SLW who is the reddest is low bird in the pecking order and I've never seen her even remotely interested in the nest boxes. I'm out with them quite a bit but maybe she snuck in when no one was looking!
     
  8. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Australorp's eggs are lighter than my SLW. They are both a fleshy pink color but they are a shade or two different. Hope that helps. There really isn't that much different in color.
     
  9. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Hmmmm... My Australorp lays darker brown eggs with brown speckles... [​IMG]
     
  10. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you for the info! So, do you think that the pink egg could be from my BA? I'm so excited to see what will happen in the hen house today! [​IMG]
     

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