HEN laying STRIPED eggs!!

friend of chickens

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Is there anyone else who has had this experience? My Marans Cuivre is laying striped eggs.
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They are very rough-- the dark brown/red stripes are raised and bumpy (as if it is texture sprayed on). I think it looks really neat--in my opinion they resemble the planet Jupiter...I'm sure this has got to be rare--I've never seen anything like it when searching the "odd egg" pictures on the web. I have a couple of these in my incubator right now. Just thought I'd post this here to see if anyone else has had this experience....
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
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Yep, I've seen some very fascinating eggs laid by Marans and Olive Eggers (Wynette has the COOLEST olive eggs at times) - Never gotten any myself though.
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That is very neat!
 

friend of chickens

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It is not blood. She had laid about 7 of these. She started laying in mid Feb and her first was yolkless. She has laid 3 that were shelless and a number of them break upon laying--(it seems that that last coat of color adds to the strength of the shell-- and hers don't get much of that last layer). The dark brown/red is very rough--like I said. It is not blood. It feels like drywall spray texture.
 
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Illia

Crazy for Colors
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Not blood. It's the sprayed on coloring. In fact, if you touch a Marans egg just as it is or after it came out, you can get that coloring on your fingers.
 

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