Coloured eggs.,

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pampa837, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. pampa837

    pampa837 New Egg

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    Dear all.,

    Read in article that for brown colouration of eggs in brown Poultry need porphrin from Hb means.. what about white eggs..??
    no need of pigments..??
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I believe, with the exception of blue eggs, all eggs are white until the bloom and pigment is put on at the end of the lay. Blue eggs are truly blue. But brown eggs are white to start with and the added color is put on last. For what ever reason, egg layers that lay white eggs do not have this pigmentation. With wild birds, there is added pigment for camouflage in the nest to confuse predators. Some chickens may still carry these genes for camouflage.

    You might also ask this question in our Egg Laying forums for more input..https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    Welcome to our flock!
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, again. Glad you decided to join our flock. TwoCrows has done a great job in answering your question so I'll just say, please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have colored egg layers (EEs, Ameraucanas, Araucanas, or Cream Legbars?).
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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