egg color question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sassafras, May 23, 2011.

  1. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2011
    I noticed the other day the the inside wall of the brown eggs are white whereas the inside wall of the blue egg was blue. Why is that?
  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Someone please correct me if im wrong but what i remember is that brown eggs are white eggs covered in brown its the genes. Basically the base. And green is on blue.
  3. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2011
    LOL, I just went and cracked open a blue egg to compare it to a shell of a brown egg that I had. The brown egg has a bright white inner shell and the blue egg does have a light blue inner shell. Hell, I have no idea why that would be, sorry. Very good question though!
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    I don't know why, but that is the way it is. Chickens can lay eggs with a white shell or a blue shell. The blue shells come from the araucana or ameraucana breeds. All other chickens have a white egg shell. Eggs can be coated in some shade of brown or not. A green egg is a blue shell with brown coating, from a chicken that is a mix between a blue egg laying breed and a brown egg laying breed.

    Chickens can have skin that is yellow, white or black, too.

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