blue dots on a brown egg???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rachel'sFlock, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. I gathered an egg tonight, that had blue dots on it. Looks like watery dye splashed on it. Anybody have any thoughts on that???
    The chooks have had nothing but all purpose poultry feed, granite grit, oyster shell, corn on the cob and fresh green grass in the past 48 hours. Only thing diff before that was some tuna 3 days ago.
    Just never know what you are going to get!


  2. marytoast

    marytoast Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    Carthage, NC
    I had a Barred rock that laid eggs like that.
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    It's just some spots of extra color. My girls do that sometimes too. Their paint sprayer malfunctioned [​IMG]
  4. Quote:Nice!!!
    I never expected to have Easter eggs from Australorps!!! BONUS!

    Thanks bunches everybody!
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Basically what you're seeing are dark brown spots (extra brown pigment) that are coated with extra blume (white calcium) which causes a purple/blue effect.

    Sometimes, if your chicken lays a really dark egg like Black Copper Marans, you might have the luck of the entire egg having the coating, causing a purple egg. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010
  6. Oh my gosh, a purple egg! That would be awesome!
  7. I had an egg like that this week. Purple would be awesome! [​IMG]

  8. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    I love the freckled eggs, maybe 'cause I'm freckled! [​IMG]

    A Sky without stars is like a face (or egg) without freckles [​IMG]
  9. I'll be darned if they didn't make another blue-dotted egg, again today!
    Very creative, ladies!

    I'm a little on the freckly-speckly side, myself!

    Brightest Blessings
  10. One of my sex links lays brown eggs with dark brown speckles. I always know when Rita lays [​IMG]

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