Who laid this red egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pixiechic, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. pixiechic

    pixiechic Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    North GA
    We had our first egg from one of our chicks today!

    Lucille, our older cornish cross, has been laying pretty regularly since June. But this is the first egg we've had from one of the girls we've raised from 3-day-old chicks, who are now just under 21 weeks.

    In the pic below, the two eggs on the left are from Lucille -- the first, I suspect, is a double-yolker. The one in the middle is an average sized egg. The one on the right is the mystery egg, which could have come from a barred rock, a silver laced wyandotte, an araucana, or a RI red...or possibly our tiny silkie girl, but I doubt it. Any ideas which one it could be?

    Last edited: Sep 19, 2008
  2. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I don't know but that red egg is awesome!!!! [​IMG]
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Our RIR lays darker eggs compared to our OB and SLW. I'm still waiting for our EE's to lay us a blue or green egg.
  4. That isn't a silkie egg. i would suspect your RIR.
  5. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    i would guess BR
    I always call our BR eggs mauve everyone else say brown but they look the same color as yours
  6. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Congratulations! What a beautiful egg.
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I agree. That's a beautiful egg. I wonder if you crossed that one with a white layer if you'd get a hot pink egg?
  8. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    My RIR lays red eggs exactly like that!!! [​IMG]
  9. pixiechic

    pixiechic Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    North GA
    Quote:I suspect one of the Reds too -- I did see one of them trying to get into the nest box last night. She didn't do it very well, lots of wobbling and shuffling around, but maybe she figured it out sometime today.

    Thanks all, for the nice compliments on the egg! It really is a pretty one. DH found it today and wanted to surprise me with it when I got home from work, but he was so excited he had to tell me about it on the phone before I even got there. [​IMG]
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Our BRs lay light brown eggs. I'd guess the RIR or an EE

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