egg color question

Sassafras

Songster
9 Years
Jan 16, 2011
543
3
121
N.H.
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?
 

Jferlisi

i dont eat chicken!!!!
9 Years
Nov 2, 2010
1,362
4
153
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.
 

kscottjoyce

Chirping
8 Years
Feb 22, 2011
212
0
99
Townsend
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!
 

WoodlandWoman

Crowing
12 Years
May 8, 2007
5,717
80
283
Wisconsin
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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