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Who's laying? Can Welsummers lay light eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cherylcohen, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    OK just this week we've been getting about 7 eggs a day. I've been trying to match eggs to chickens and have been visiting the coop almost hourly trying to catch who is laying what. I've identified 5 egg/chicken relationships but my big quandary is that I have a beautiful Welsummer - wilma (she's 8 1/4 months old) that I don't think is laying UNLESS she may be laying a light brown egg...does that ever happen?

    I know I'm nutz trying to figure this out, but it's fun!
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    Girls Beatrice Mildred Wilma Blanche Rita Flo Gracie Harriet Mabel Emma Lizzie
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    months 9 8.75 8.25 7.5 7.25 7 7 7 6.75 6.75 5.75
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    If she's a hatchery bird, it's fairly likely that she's laying light eggs. I think.

    They're very pretty!
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I agree with the comment above. Looks like Wilma is laying by the color and size of her combs. If she comes from a hatchery, they either would lay the proper color or not. And it is possible that Wilma is laying a light colored egg.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    The last egg in rows 1 & 3 and the 2nd to last in row 2 are most likely from your Welsummer. Based upon her age and looks they are most likely hers. Where did you get her from? Unfortunately there are a lot of pretty birds out there that do not meet breed standards. That doesn't make them bad but they will never give you truly dark eggs.
     

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