How does this happen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mpmb1227, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chirping

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    I recently pulled out an egg from one of my red sex links. Now, they lay brown eggs in a few different shades, but something was different about this one. On the top of the shell is a blue streak! And I mean BLUE, not a kind of blueish color. Is that normal for a brown egg layer to have blue in their shell?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Does it wash off? It may be a thick layer of bloom.
     
  3. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chirping

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    Haven't tried washing, but I did try to scratch it off, it's almost like a calcium deposit.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Post a pic?
     
  5. Bocktobery 10

    Bocktobery 10 Songster

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    Awesome! Would love to see a photo of it!

    That's all we chicken lovers need is a breed of chickens that lay blue striped eggs! [​IMG]
     
  6. mebuff daisy

    mebuff daisy Chirping

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    Are you going to post a pic ?
     
  7. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chirping

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    My apologies, I will when I have access to a computer as my phone won't let me post photos. It's not super exciting to be honest, it almost looks like someone took a blue crayon and drew a thin line about 1 inch long.
     
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    too true! We need more colors. LOL
     
  9. Maybe because you pulled it out?? ;O/

    (kidding)


    I had brown layers that laid spots on one or two occasions:
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    You can see that the one with the pen has some blue pigment (these were from hatchery Barred Plymouth Rocks) -- Sometimes chickens have irregularities in their pigment.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015
  10. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chirping

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    That probably explains it since the eggs do have spots sometimes. Either way, I sure got a kick out of it!
     

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