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Egg Color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mirjam, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. mirjam

    mirjam Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a nerdy question:
    Do eggs from the same hen vary in color (or shade) from egg to egg or is the coloring consistent?
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    yes egg color can change.. not as much in white eggs but brown eggs can get lighter in color as the chicken ages or depending on its diet.
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Mine have varied slightly. Not much, but the tinting of the color is a little different sometimes.
     
  4. mirjam

    mirjam Out Of The Brooder

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    Now that 5 out of 7 girls have been laying for about a month, I have the answer and more! I can tell the girl by her egg and yes, colors from egg to egg (from the same hen) cany vary slightly. Matilda, a black Australorp, started out with heavily speckled eggs. The speckles were large and plentyful and now they are barely there. Her eggs are the darkest. Her counterpart, Clemetine also speckled her eggs, but in her case the speckles are white! The Wyandottes lay beige and very chalky looking eggs and Polly (BR) lays a shiny light brown egg.
    And best of all, the eggs are homegrown and delicious!
     

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