Whose the culprit?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blriehl, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. blriehl

    blriehl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just my curiosity... I have an Old English Game (?) or Japanese Bantam (?) that is laying white eggs
     
  2. blriehl

    blriehl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry the other post submitted before I got to finish...

    (My hens just started laying)

    But yesterday and today I got two brown eggs. I cannot catch her in the act! She lays them outside and so it's hard to tell. The only ones it could be is a White Crested Polish, a Porcelain Belgian D'Uccle, or a "Silkie" hen. Either of those I read only lay white eggs. Curious for thoughts!

    Here's my Silkie hen I could see laying them
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    Here's the egg:
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  3. blriehl

    blriehl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would you consider her to be Japanese or OEG?
     
  4. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HUmmm..Interesting...Might have to wait until it hatches.Or do you have any roos? .
    You sure you dont have some other sneaky little hen hiding in your nest box? Is the Silkie a mix? or are any of yours? That could explain the tan egg. Maybe your hands are small but to me looks sort of large for a Silkie egg or D Uccle either
     
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  5. blriehl

    blriehl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn! I didn't even think about letting it hatch to find out :) But then no one was siting on it :(
    It did seem large, but my Silkie is "large" I or her from tractor supply this spring and I don't think she is a full breed.
     
  6. blriehl

    blriehl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, I have larger hands... For a girl :) but I forgot to mention I have 12 week old Wynadotte chicks. But they can't be laying already?
     
  7. blriehl

    blriehl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am fairly certain it's my Silkie hen laying the brown egg... My husband says its impossible for a white chicken to lay a brown egg! Also, my old English game is definitely laying a white egg and they're not supposed to!
     
  8. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I have all silkies and they all lay brownish eggs .my guess is its your silkies egg. I don't have a white silkie but I have blue;blacks; and partridges and all lay brown eggs.
     

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