Coloured egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by riversedgefarms, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. riversedgefarms

    riversedgefarms Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 18, 2016
    Has anyone had an egg that looks like this? It's a really light brown with blue spots on it. It's the first egg we have ever got that has had the blue spots, usually they are dark brown shells with brown spots. We have barred rocks, Colombian rocks, 1 leghorn and 1 Americauna. We are thinking it's our americauna but she hasn't laid an egg for us yet. We got her from someone else and she was laying then but her leg was broken so she stayed in our house for about 4 months while her leg healed and she didn't lay. Just wondering if it's still an okay egg to eat [​IMG]
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    No reason why it should not be ok to eat IMO.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Break it open and take a look and sniff.
    Usually blueish tinted speckles are excessive bloom.

    'Speckled' eggs can happen for several different reasons...very few of which are a 'problem'.
    Can be caused by:
    Excess or uneven pigment coating.
    Excess or uneven cuticle(bloom).
    Excess calcium deposits.
    Porous eggs can appear speckled.
    Some birds lay them consistently, some only once in awhile.
    The pigment or bloom can change appearance when wet, then change back when dry again.

    As long as bird is getting a good diet and is healthy in every other way, it is no cause for concern.

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