Different egg color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gmachicken, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. gmachicken

    gmachicken Songster

    Jan 18, 2010
    Grants Pass, OR
    So I get one what I would describe as a purplish brown egg most days. Since there is only one the suspects are few in my flock of 18.
    So I've ruled out the 6 Bantams and the 5 Buff Orbingtons. Then there are the two BR and 2 sex links. I've had two in a day so this is not theirs.
    Then there are two Americanas so maybe one of them?

    It weighs usually 2 1/8 to 2 1/2 oz. It has a sheen on it that washes off. Which is normal but not usually seen.

    They are all about 9 months and older.

    Have any of you seen an egg color like that?

  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Yes we have seen them as you describe now and again....
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