Check out this COLORED Sebastopol egg!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Cottage Rose, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a saddleback Sebastopol goose and her daughter that have eggs that are hard to see into when candling because it appears that they have pigment in the shell that makes it look reddish when you candle the eggs or they must be super thick shelled.
    Frequently they don't dry down enough and I lose the goslings toward the end of incubation.
    I've come to the conclusion that I may need to cool the eggs longer than recommended to see if that helps
    produce more live hatches.
    The older goose sometimes has a very slight pinky-beige wash on her eggs but not every time but today I found
    this BROWN egg in her nest!!!
    I've had this goose since 2008 and she has never laid a brown egg until today! CRAZY!
    Has anybody else ever had tinted or brown Sebastopol eggs?

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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Uumm, wow. Vicky I agree with the longer and more frequent cooling. I have to do longer cooling earlier on than others because of our humidity here.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Isn't that fun! I've never seen goose eggs in anything but white.
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OB it is very odd since she has never laid a brown egg until now.
    Slightly tinted but never brown! Does anybody know if any domestic geese lay brown eggs?
     

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