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Egg Colour

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pampa837, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. pampa837

    pampa837 Hatching

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    Read in article (BYC) that brown eggs are initially white & later coated with Porphyrin pigment ... i agree but what about the white eggs/ White hens..?? mean they wont contain Porphyrin pigment( Hb/ Haemoglobin..? )
     

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    There are white and blue eggs. You get the following colors from them.

    white eggs + brown spray paint = brown egg
    white egg + no spray paint = white egg
    blue egg + no spray paint = blue egg
    blue egg + brown spray paint = green egg
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] - x 2 to Happy Chooks' great explanation
     
  4. A very simplistic, to the point explanation of how egg shells are colored!!
     

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