funny colored maran egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joymac, May 29, 2012.

  1. joymac

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    My girls have only been laying for a month or so and today we got a splotchy pale looking egg from one of the Marans. Is this unusual?
     
  2. bwalden

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    does it always lay eggs like that? got any pics would help??
     
  3. joymac

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    Two normal eggs shown with the oddball - and 2nd view shows egg rolled over a bit. (photo looks a little greenish but that's my cell phone for you!)

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  4. bwalden

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    wow that is an odd color. i've personally never seen a maran egg that shade. Is that a regular thing? this hen laying that color egg I mean? what variety of maran do u have?
     
  5. joymac

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    I only have two Marans, they are wheaten but that is about all I know. They've been consistently laying the dark brown eggs. DH thought it was so weird when he found it that he didn't even put it in the fridge, lol!
     

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