egg color question

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

  1. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!!!

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    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

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    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

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    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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