Wrong color eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cherig22, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    I got my Rhode Island Whites from McMurray, and I expected white eggs. But they are layin light brown eggs..... [​IMG]

    Is this because they are hatchery eggs, and there is a prob with the purebred question of hatchery chickens?

    Cheri
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I would assume they are supposed to lay brown eggs??? [​IMG] Leghorns lay white eggs no matter what color the chicken is. I assumed RI anything lays brown?
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I dont see Rhode Island Whites on McMurrays website. Are you sure they came from there?
     
  5. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can determine the color of an egg for an individual chicken by looking at its ears. If you carefully push back the feathers on the sides of a hen's head, you will see the hen's ears. White ears correspond to white eggs. Reddish brown ears correspond with brown eggs. This correlation supposedly holds up for light green and bluish eggs, as well.
     
  6. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    Rhode Islands lay brown eggs. The white in the name is refering to the color of the hen not the eggs. Sorry
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    RIW... = brown eggs!
     
  8. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
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    Quote:except for Silkies! [​IMG]
     
  9. chickencoop31320

    chickencoop31320 Have bator, will hatch

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    Quote:except for Silkies! [​IMG]

    I was just thinking that [​IMG]
     
  10. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    Argggh, I assumed whites layed whites....[​IMG]

    (and to tell the truth, I don't like white chickens, I bought them without doing the research)

    Now I have big chickens that don't do what I want. But they are part of the flock now and I will just have to live with it. [​IMG]

    Cheri
     

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