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Just started to weight my eggs and latly i noticed I'm getting 1 light brown egg from the 3 of red's......other 2 are a darker brown.
Also 1 of them is laying a pretty large egg and the other 2 are about med.size. Just seems odd That 1 is off color.

73G is my biggest.
3 red comets and 2 barred rocks
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3 red comets and 2 barred rocks
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Pigment and the amount deposited is not always consistent across a breed. Individual hens will vary. Often larger eggs will appear lighter because there is more surface area for the available pigment to be spread over.

You'll see even more variance among breeds that are supposed to lay dark brown eggs.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Yup same light color egg today....on the large side.

3 red comets and 2 barred rocks
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Light eggs happen. Egg color and size are a general thing and can vary greatly. I have a welsummer right now that lays lighter  eggs than my bared rocks and an ee that is laying large almost extra large eggs while the other ee's from the same group of chicks lay medium eggs it happens and is nothing to worry about. I used to wonder how that happens but really don't care anymore. I just right it off to nature creates variety and that's ok with me. Besides they all look just fine in the pan.

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