Who will lay speckled eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Egg Rookie 2010, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Marans that lay kinda speckled eggs which are so beautiful in my cartons. Is there a breed that is known for laying a speckled egg of any color? If you have such a bird do you like it? Is it a mellow one or nuts?
     
  2. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hatchery Barred Rock always lays a spotted egg. I have asked about this in the past, and not all Barred Rocks do this. I'm actually not sure of a breed that is known for speckled eggs. My Barred Rock is a real sweetheart and very very chatty.

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  3. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welsummer lay dark brown eggs and speckled eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. 1 hen and 1 roo

    1 hen and 1 roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Blue Cochin Large Fowl that is laying a tanish egg that looks like it is speckled.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Nearly all (especially hatchery based) brown egg laying breeds can lay speckled eggs, however dark layers like Welsummers, Penedesencas, Empordanescas, Marans, and Barnevelders are far more likely to lay speckled eggs.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011

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