Egg with purple spots (bloom?)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by minifarmmom, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. minifarmmom

    minifarmmom Chirping

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    I have a welsummer that has laid 2 eggs now with purple lavender colored spots! So pretty! I tried to get the best pics possible. Is this called a bloom? Any ideas on how to keep it going? :) IMG_5414.JPG
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    A bloom is a clear coating on the outside of an egg. If you wash your eggs you can feel the slight slimy feel of it as you wash it off.

    Yours is just pigment. Welsummer often have spots and dots of pigment on their eggs.
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    It isn't bloom. Bloom/cuticle goes on as a clear liquid.
    That is pigment that was unequally applied to the shell. That is common with Welsummers.
     
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  4. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    2x @oldhenlikesdogs, some Welsumer normally has speckled eggs some with terracotta color eggs with some staining. My welsumers eggs usually have them specks.
     
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