Wrong egg color-Help me with this mystery

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Elphaba2140, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Songster

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    I have had chickens since Spring of last year. Ordered chicks and hatched chicks and they grew up to be fine hens. This Spring I ordered some more to expand my flock. These newest pullets are just now 20 weeks. We are in the middle of building the new and improved coop-but while that is going on I have the flock separated into two groups with their pens side by side. The "little" girls are a tiny flock of 5 which inclued 2- Silkies, 1-Polish, 1-Frizzle Cochin (Bantam) and a Silver Laced Wyandotte (LF)- she thinks she is little. They are a great looking bunch for hatchery birds.
    So they have started to lay eggs this week. First the Cochin- a tiny light brown. Then the LSW- a small medium brown. The others should be white. Yesterday and today I have gotten a small darker brown egg from them. I was like... wait a minute. I already took two brown eggs out of there. Yesterday, I thought maybe I just didn't collect the last one (they are laying late afternoon) and I missed it. This morning after the torrential downpour for the umpteenth day I saw their cardboard nest box was sopping wet. Made a new one and no mistake today, 3 brown eggs.

    My question, Who Dunnit?


    PS - I got those guys specific for white eggs. [​IMG]
     

  2. spotstealer

    spotstealer Songster

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    My White tetratints lay brown eggs too. I thought white ears meant white eggs. They all tatse good though!
     
  3. silkies will lay an off white to lightly brown egg
     
  4. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Songster

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    Thanks for the replies. This egg rivals my hatchery Cuckoo eggs. It is darker than my Buff Brahma's if that is any help. I have a couple of Sultan's that lay white to off white eggs so I was sort of expecting that could happen but these are dark. I am perplexed to say the least. [​IMG]
     

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