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"Striped" Egg?

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I found this egg in the nesting box yesterday. I have never seen a "striped" egg. Any idea on what would cause this appearance?

 

 

 

 

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Chicken Mama to a Production Red, 5 EE, 6 Silkies,3 Jersey Giants and 3 Light Brahmas. We also have a Chihuahua mix, a Jarkie (Japanese Chin-Yorkshire Terrier), a brindle pug, and a blind Dachshund.
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Chicken Mama to a Production Red, 5 EE, 6 Silkies,3 Jersey Giants and 3 Light Brahmas. We also have a Chihuahua mix, a Jarkie (Japanese Chin-Yorkshire Terrier), a brindle pug, and a blind Dachshund.
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I get them all the time.

The chemicals that make the color get applied just before the cuticle as the egg passes through and leaves the shell gland. Sometimes the rate of travel changes.

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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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I found this egg in the nesting box yesterday. I have never seen a "striped" egg. Any idea on what would cause this appearance?

 

 

 

 

Thanks 


She's just getting ready for Easter! gig.gif

post #4 of 8

It's because of the bloom.  It happens to me, but with spots, when I pick up a fresh, still-wet egg

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I am the mama of 9 full-grown hens: 1 Dominikers, 1 Partridge Rock, and 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 5 gold comets

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Or this one!!  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/748669/pride-of-the-serangheti-a-lion-pride-rpg-needs-members

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post #5 of 8

I'd say she is practicing for Easter!

3 Brown Leghorns-1 Roo, 5 Dutch Bantams-Roo, 3 Dutch Bantam Chicks, 3 Cornish Bantams, 2 Dominique hens, 5 Easter Egger hens, 5 Barred Holland-1 Roo, 4 Phoenix, 1-Roo, 2 OEG hens, 2Black Ameraucana-1 Roo, 3 Wheaten Ameraucana hens, 1 BantamX Unknown Cross. 3 Dogs, 2 Cats, 2 Red-headed kids (7 & 9) 1 wife of 16 years!
 

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3 Brown Leghorns-1 Roo, 5 Dutch Bantams-Roo, 3 Dutch Bantam Chicks, 3 Cornish Bantams, 2 Dominique hens, 5 Easter Egger hens, 5 Barred Holland-1 Roo, 4 Phoenix, 1-Roo, 2 OEG hens, 2Black Ameraucana-1 Roo, 3 Wheaten Ameraucana hens, 1 BantamX Unknown Cross. 3 Dogs, 2 Cats, 2 Red-headed kids (7 & 9) 1 wife of 16 years!
 

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Thanks everyone-- It does look like an Easter egg gig.gif

Chicken Mama to a Production Red, 5 EE, 6 Silkies,3 Jersey Giants and 3 Light Brahmas. We also have a Chihuahua mix, a Jarkie (Japanese Chin-Yorkshire Terrier), a brindle pug, and a blind Dachshund.
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Chicken Mama to a Production Red, 5 EE, 6 Silkies,3 Jersey Giants and 3 Light Brahmas. We also have a Chihuahua mix, a Jarkie (Japanese Chin-Yorkshire Terrier), a brindle pug, and a blind Dachshund.
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post #7 of 8

It happens prior to the application of the bloom/cuticle. I get dark brown on one end and tan on the other often. A couple of times I had russet on the large end, lavender in the middle and plum on the small end. I'll post pics the next time I get one.

NPIP 43-813

“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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NPIP 43-813

“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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post #8 of 8

Cool.  We just started getting striped eggs, a pale stripe in the middle, from an Australorp.

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