Can a Hen change the Egg color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blueicebird, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Hens, just under 1 yr old, have slowed down the egg process for winter. No biggie. But when I went out to the coop 4 days ago I found an odd egg. It was Pure White.

    Let me explain. I have 8 Girls, 2 Barred rock- Rhode Island Red cross, 3 Tetra Tints, 1 Amerucauna, 1 Silkie and 1 Khaki Cambell Duck (and of course, puck my BR-RIR Roo and Brittany my Drake).

    Before winter I was getting:
    LG White Duck egg from Duck
    2 MD Tan eggs from BR-RIR
    1 sm BLU Egg from Ameracuana
    1 sm Tan/ creamy Egg from Silkie
    2 LG Brown eggs from TT
    and recentally a tanish-brownish speckled egg I assumed was from the 3rd TT

    So... WHO the HECK laid the White egg?!?

    Unless Puck felt out of place from the girls, I didn't think the eggs could change color.
    I have 3 of these white eggs now, the second one had a pinkish tint.

    As far as I know, no one is playing tricks on me. So my question is, can eggs change color after stop laying for a while?

    If I can't find out whose laying, I am going to put up a spy camera one day. But this completely threw me off! It was pure white! o_O
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    their egg color can't change, it can get paler over the laying cycle though. maybe one of them wasn't laying until now. [​IMG]
     
  3. pixie546

    pixie546 Out Of The Brooder

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    This just happened to me today! I have 3 Buff Orps (lg brown/pink egg), one Phoenix (med white egg), 4 silkies, and 2 Bantam Cochins (sm tan egg) and 2 silkie roosters. To these ive added a silkie/Orpington cross (so cute)(sm brown egg) and an EE I hatched from one of my sisters blue eggs. I'm pretty familiar with who lays what so when a sm/med long brown egg appeared I knew it was the EE. She even gave me a double yolker !!

    SO...... Imagine my surpise this am when I went to get the eggs and there is a small blue-green egg!!! It's where the EE lays, so I guess it's her! What the what!!!! :p Is such a thing even possible??!?
     

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