HEN laying STRIPED eggs!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by friend of chickens, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. friend of chickens

    friend of chickens In the Brooder

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    Is there anyone else who has had this experience? My Marans Cuivre is laying striped eggs. [​IMG]
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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....
     
  2. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Songster

    Jan 7, 2011
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    That's pretty cool. It's like she was spinning in circles when it was being made!!
     
  3. Illia

    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. [​IMG]

    That is very neat!
     
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    that looks like blood, a hens very first egg looks like that
     
  5. friend of chickens

    friend of chickens In the Brooder

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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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  6. Illia

    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.
     
  7. friend of chickens

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    So, have you seen stripes before? And who is Wynette?
     
  8. FeatheredFeline

    FeatheredFeline Chirping

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    That a very cool egg. I've never heard of that before! (but then again I know next to nothing about chickens:p)
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I was going to say it looks like Jupiter, too!!!!
     
  10. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Wow! I wonder if that's how eggs are made, by turning slowly in that direction until they have a shell... or something. I WANT STRIPED EGGS D:
     

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