BLACK SEXLINK LAYING LIGHT PURPLE EGGS?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LoveThemBirds, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was messing around searching for eggs when I notice my black sexlink layed a purple egg!Any ideas?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The "bloom" on brown eggs can lead to an appearance of many shades of pink, purple, etc - you will also often notice that if you remove a carton of unwashed eggs from the refrigerator there is a difference in the color above and below the line that was actually down in the carton which will fade as the whole egg reaches a new temperature in the room air (You can play with this by keeping your fingers in one place and then seeing the spots under your fingers when you take them away (sort of like the "hyper-color" shirts of the 80's, lol)
     
  3. LoveThemBirds

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    This egg was under her though!It was not in the house yet.....
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I understand - the bloom aspect applies even when freshly laid - my mention of the refrigerator bit was to give you an idea of other times you can see such a "color" in eggs and a fun thing to do/notice when handling them.
     

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