I got a pink egg from a cochin!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by georgialee, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    One of my bantam cochins is laying a very softly tinted pink egg. She just started laying so I hadn't hard boiled any of hers and I got a surprise when I did:

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    It's REALLY pink! I think once the bloom came off you can see the true color of the egg. My other bantam cochins are also laying tinted eggs but they're more of a tan color. Oh, and this picture doesn't really do justice to how pink it really was.. don't know why it's so hard to capture with a camera. [​IMG]
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats!
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Thanks!

    I swear I'm my own thread killer sometimes [​IMG] I thought cochins layed brown eggs... I thought it was cool that I got a pink one [​IMG]
     
  4. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Guess I really did kill it this time [​IMG]
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just collected my eggs from
    my Bantam cochins and
    I have one thats an extra Large and
    I do mean extra large, whats up with these
    birds. I have to take a pic. and its not the usual brown its a lot lighter in color.hummmm food for thought LoL
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  6. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, considering most all brown eggs have a warm undertone (pink/red) pink really isn't all that far from a usual light brown egg on the color scale. She may just genetically not produce much pigment so it comes out looking pinkish. Or because she's first laying her body hasn't quite figured out it's supposed to color those eggs yet. Either way, it's a pretty little egg for sure. [​IMG]
     
  7. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get what I call a "pink" egg from one of my Cochins too..but it could just be very light brown and look pink to me.

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  8. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    those look pink to me! I always thought that only ee's could lay pink. It was such a nice surprise to find an unexpected egg!
     
  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I get pinkish eggs from a couple of my Standard Cochins. 1 of them lays a pink egg with purplish spots on every egg (need to get a good pic of one). The rest of them lay a light tan egg.
     

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