Has anyone ever seen this before? Eggs that appear to change colors!

chicken_china_mom

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I have in my standard flock 9 hens. 4 SLW's, 2 Amber Sexlinks, 2 Welsummer x's, and 1 Black Australorp. Someone is laying these amazing eggs fairly regularly. I got 2 in the same day the other day! These pictures really don't do them justice. They appear almost lavender in color, but they look like they have this haze to them. When you get them wet, they turn brown, but when they dry, they return to that amazing lavender color again, complete with the haze! My kids and I have been fascinated by these eggs, and my 10 year old daughter gets so excited each time a new one is laid. Check out the pictures below and tell me if anyone has seen anything like this before. Or is this typical and I'm reading too much into this? It's exciting for us no matter what though!

Here is the egg next to I think it's a bantam egg:
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Here it is changing colors:
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Has anyone ever seen this before? My girls eat feed, plus lots of leftovers, cereals oatmeal sometimes, etc. Nothing too unusual. The only thing I can think is I bought this grit at Big R as it was the only brand they carried and when I got ot home and opened it, the grit looks a little purple in color. Suppose to be granite, or something like that. I'll have to read the bag. Any input anyone can give me would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone!

Edited to fix a picture. Same picture accidentally copied twice. Oops!
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suburbanhomesteader

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I have a similar egg that shows up about every 3rd day. I've had people tell me it almost looks pearlescent; I think that is what you're describing as a haze.

The only type chicken we have in common is an SLW, and I only have one of those, so that just might be her egg!
 

PaulaJoAnne

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We get that off and on. Its an extra calcium wash that is laid over the egg after it gets its color added.
 

Tala

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My RSL lays eggs like that sometimes.

She lays every egg in the rainbow - from barely tinted once, to a dark speckled almost-Cuckoo Maran-colored egg, some have the haze on them and some are crystal clear. She's the weirdest layer, that's for sure!
(and she's currently on strike for some unknown reason
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ETA: by RSL I meant red sexlink (she is from TSC, so who knows which red sex-linked cross)
 
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chicken_china_mom

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My two Amber Sexlinks came from TSC. They are suppose to be Rhode Island Red roo over White Sexlink hen. It's not them laying my purplish eggs though, it's someone else because we know the size and color of the eggs my Sexlinks lay, and their's are always a light brown. I think it's either one of the SLW's, cause the eggs are just HUGE, or one of my Welsummer x's, cause they were given to me as Araucaunas, but they aren't, despite their green legs. One does lay pinkish eggs, but she also lays brown, and her sister lays brown. And one of the Wyandottes is laying deep brown eggs that could rival that of Marans! My BA hen, huge as she is (she's the largest of my hens), lays the smallest egg! And hers are cream in color. Unless I stand there watching them lay, I doubt I'll easily be able to figure out who is laying these wonderful eggs. But that's ok, so long as they keep coming!
 

Daisygirl

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I have seen something like that before - - - when my first chook started laying except it was like that in spots with a lighter 'haze' on the egg, so that when washed it would be brown with white spots!!!
After the first couple of eggs, tho, she started to lay the normal brown ones.
Its quite interesting though---all my chooks are the same breed, but lay different shades of brown. I usually get everything from white to dark brown with speckles, and I can tell who laid them because its generally the same every time!
 

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