are white eggs always white?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sevenbabychicks, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kind of a dumb question, but I found an egg today (the second ever for my hens!) which looks white compared to a normal brown egg, but ever so slightly brownish (pinkish?) when set against my white counter-top. My hens include a lakenvelder, andalusian, faverolle, EE, jersey giant, and a mixed breed something or other who looks to have some rosecomb bantam in her. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Sumatra55

    Sumatra55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no the color of eggs can vary slightly from day to day, and Cream colored eggs are very common, they look white beside brown ones until you put them beside a true white one. EE chickens can also lay various shades of pink, green, and blue. So your brownish/pinkish egg is not out of the ordinary.
     
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. They vary and it depends what you compare to but they do not "change"
     
  4. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I've never had white egg layers before, and didn't really know what to expect. Do white egg-layers ever lay tinted eggs?
     

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