Will this hen lay white or brown eggs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenmama109, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

    2,842
    3,289
    347
    Mar 5, 2017
    texas
    Hi I just got down incubating and I got four chicks that hatched the three died and she’s the only one so I’m on day 11 trying to get her some friends I don’t know what color egg she will lay she is mixed with barred rock and my black and white rooster not sure what breed I will post a photo she is mostly white and I’m not sure yet if she’s a she but hopefully 1DE8ED3F-F626-4E80-973D-7C8EBC22D636.jpeg
     
  2. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

    Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua Crowing

    1,404
    1,100
    307
    Dec 17, 2017
    North Carolina
    Brown I think if she gets white earlobes (most likely) a white layer red earlobes (most likely) a brown layer
     
    thewolf1039 and Mylied like this.
  3. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

    481
    604
    176
    Nov 28, 2017
    You can tell the colour of the eggs by the colour of the ear lobes?? Sounds like an old wives tale, I’ll be gabaffled if it’s true...
     
  4. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

    13,174
    30,668
    1,082
    Oct 10, 2016
    Southern Ohio
    You will have to wait. I have 2 pullets with white ear lobes and they lay brown eggs.
     
    thewolf1039 likes this.
  5. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

    13,174
    30,668
    1,082
    Oct 10, 2016
    Southern Ohio
    some breeds it’s true for. Not all.
     
    thewolf1039 likes this.
  6. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

    481
    604
    176
    Nov 28, 2017
    Thanks! I was just about to search it. What breeds does this work on?
     
  7. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

    Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua Crowing

    1,404
    1,100
    307
    Dec 17, 2017
    North Carolina
    That's why I said most likely it usually happens but it's not always 100%
     
    thewolf1039 likes this.
  8. Pictures please.
     
  9. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

    13,174
    30,668
    1,082
    Oct 10, 2016
    Southern Ohio
    purebreds mostly, there are a few that doesn’t work I believe. Any mix breeds are a coin toss.
     
  10. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua

    Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua Crowing

    1,404
    1,100
    307
    Dec 17, 2017
    North Carolina
    agreed sorry didn't mean to make it sound like all breeds everyone
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: