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Cream colored egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tav1, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2014
    Just started to weight my eggs and latly i noticed I'm getting 1 light brown egg from the 3 of red's......other 2 are a darker brown.
    Also 1 of them is laying a pretty large egg and the other 2 are about med.size. Just seems odd That 1 is off color.

    73G is my biggest.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Pigment and the amount deposited is not always consistent across a breed. Individual hens will vary. Often larger eggs will appear lighter because there is more surface area for the available pigment to be spread over.
    You'll see even more variance among breeds that are supposed to lay dark brown eggs.
  3. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2014
    Yup same light color egg today....on the large side.

  4. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    Light eggs happen. Egg color and size are a general thing and can vary greatly. I have a welsummer right now that lays lighter eggs than my bared rocks and an ee that is laying large almost extra large eggs while the other ee's from the same group of chicks lay medium eggs it happens and is nothing to worry about. I used to wonder how that happens but really don't care anymore. I just right it off to nature creates variety and that's ok with me. Besides they all look just fine in the pan.

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