who layed what?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OkapisRule, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Songster

    Oct 24, 2007
    Northern georgia
    I have four hens, three of which lay, (the other is old,) and every day there has been a white egg in the nesting box. All of their ear flapps appear to be red. Please help. Here are some pictures and numbers to correspond to them. Call the chickens by these numbers when you reply.
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    I really want to say #3, but you're right, I see no white earlobes. Was the egg white or a really light brown?
  3. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    Hi I have a polish mix with white ear lobes and she lays brown eggs. I know it is her 'cause I saw her. You might want to try to catch her in the act. I did that last week, all indications pointed to my Polish but the white ears threw me off, sure enough she was the one.


    The eggs are really brown, they don't look like it here but they are.
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    considering #1 is a rooster, I don't think it was him...

    I think your old hen may be better than you think.

    #2 and #3 both look to be game mixes, games generally lay a cream colored egg. Are you sure it was white-like supermarket white? If it was off white, it could be either of the two.
  5. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Songster

    Oct 24, 2007
    Northern georgia
    Here's a picture of the egg. It's as white as can be!!!
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I was going to say #1 is a roo also. Looks like pointy hackles and saddle feathers to me.

    Earlobe color is not an exact science for determining egg color. I had a production type bird several years ago I think it was a red sex link. She had white ear lobes yet laid a nice brown egg.

  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Earlobes are not a rule, but yeah, that first one is a roo!

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