Whose Egg is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 6Happiness, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. 6Happiness

    6Happiness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't sure where to post this, hope this board is OK!

    I have some hens together... 2 black Langshan and 1 speckled Sussex. I have a light-brown egg and a medium-brown egg. Which breed has the darker egg... the Langshan or the Sussex?

    Thanks!
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  3. 6Happiness

    6Happiness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh thanks! I forgot the egg colour was on there.
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Yep- my sussex always laid a pale brown, almost pinkish egg.
     
  5. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about a tan egg with brown freckles? Choices are Brahmas, Cochin, Silkies, D'Uccles. Got a solid darker tan egg, pretty sure it was from a Brahma - not sure about the spotted one. These girls just started laying.

    deb g
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  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    From my experience, my hatchery Brahmas will often lay speckled eggs. But, the rest of the breeds you listed are bantams, so, I'm sure you'll know just by size if your Brahmas aren't bantam. [​IMG]
     
  7. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah sorry, the Brahmas are bantams, too. I have three of them - so maybe one of them is laying speckled eggs and one is laying a tan egg with no speckles - I'm thinking they may both be from the Brahmas.

    deb g
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