Wyandotte Egg Color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Madie'sOddFlock, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Madie'sOddFlock

    Madie'sOddFlock Songster

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    My hens are just old enough to start laying but they're intermingled with other hens which could have laid in my coop. Long story short, does anyone have wyandottes that lay darker brown eggs? I want to know if my wyandotte's started laying and the eggs are a slightly different brown than the other girls lay but they're also average sized eggs(not really pullet eggs).
    Anything helps,
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    Madie
     
  2. Compost King

    Compost King Crowing

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    My wyandotte laid a light brown egg, it actually looked like a brown egg with a dusting of chalk over it.
     
  3. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    It comes down to which strain within the breed sometimes. I have some black sex links that I think may have some BCM in their lineage because the girls lay a super dark, nearly chocolate colored egg. Back after Katrina while doing restoration work, i meet an old cajon guy had a bunch of leghorns that layed brown eggs as big as duck or goose eggs. He said he only hatched the darkest eggs for 20+ years to finally get a brown egg laying white leghorn. Who knows?
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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  5. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    Food coloring in the vent or cheap lipstick works too.
     
  6. Compost King

    Compost King Crowing

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    or lipstick
     
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  7. MissChick@dee

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    A079D430-E781-4142-92A0-C76E104D2E8B.jpeg Sorry but the lipstick kills me every time!
    Just took this so you could compare the SWL’s is in the middle.
     
  8. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    Yep, always buy a cheap funky color for hens, you never want to be tempted to use the lipstick on yourself after using it on a hen!
    :eek::gig:lau :old
     
  9. MissChick@dee

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    I double dog dare ya Walrus!! Do it!! Let us all see you in you best shemale’ smile :p
     
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  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Thinking Wyandotte eggs are normally described as a medium brown. :) One of my Dottes laid a decently dark egg, though, and they were sometimes speckled! :love
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