funny coloured bantam eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cat, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. cat

    cat Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    hi all,

    my banty Wyandotte has finally started to lay!!!! .....however, when i boiled one the yolk was orange and the white part was more cream/tan coloured. [​IMG]

    My question is, is there something wrong with these eggs or are they ok to eat?

    They were collected within an hour or so of laying so they are not old and she gets the same food as the others big hens and they all have normal coloured eggs.

    PS, just to brag, my Araucana finally layed forthe first time today [​IMG] [​IMG]: i was beginning to think it would never happen she is 30 weeks old today! [​IMG]

  2. cat

    cat Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Hope no one minds me bumping this as I would really apreciate some info.
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I wouldn't worry too much about it. I have had eggs in the past that looked that way as well and it didn't seem to be a problem. When you say beige, we are not talking opaque are we? If it's clear but just a little richer looking then I wouldn't worry. If it's cloudy and opaque I don't think I'd eat it. Just my opinion though.
  4. chilisweet

    chilisweet Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    that just means your girls are getting a nice wide range of foods and are super healthy!!


  5. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Isn't it odd how commercial eggs shape our imaginations? We expect them to be perfect, white eggs with yellow yolks and white whites. In truth, eggs can be chocolate brown, lt. brown, blue, green, khaki, and white. I brought a brown egg to lunch once and everyone thought it was fake. ( "It's ORANGE! Wierd!") [​IMG]
  6. cat

    cat Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    Quote:Thank you so much for your post, i sure do learn a lot from you helpful people.

    I was not worried about the orange yolk, but about the fact that the albumin was pinkish brown and i wondered if that was a sign of an egg problem or normal for banty Wyandotte eggs.

    but again, thank you for being such an angel and pointing out my idiocy [​IMG]
  7. funkychickenowner

    funkychickenowner In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2008
    Sussex County NJ
    As beakkeeper says folks are too adept to what is the norm. And that seems to what is being sold to us, and told this is correct. I would not worry a bit about them if they smell fresh when you crack'em their good, a little color that your not used to does not make a difference. All people are different as are chickens. IMO!

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Cat, I believe the difference in color was just a sign of a really fresh egg.
    When my girls first started laying I had some concerns because when I'd crack them open in a bowl to prepare them for scrambling the whites appeared cloudy.
    Turns out really fresh eggs have cloudy whites due to the high amount of carbon dioxide in the egg. As the egg ages the carbon dioxide is released thru the pores in the shell and exchanged with oxygen. Once there's a higher percentage of oxygen vs. carbon dioxide the white clears.
    Funny how people get so used to the bland old eggs sold at the grocery store that when we see a really fresh egg it makes us go "huh??"
  9. jmcclean

    jmcclean Hatching

    Jun 24, 2012
    Could this be true of an older egg as well? Older meaning 5-7 weeks or longer. Lately I have had at least one out of every 12 cloudy. I do not know if they are coming from the same hen or not. We have many chickens. I thought maybe the eggs were too old, but that seemed strange because I thought eggs had a long shelf life. Someone once told me 3 months, do you know, is this true?

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