I'm seeing spots!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nupe, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone notice that in the egg disorders article that spots on eggshells is listed? If spotted eggs were a bad thing, I would be very sad.

    Anyway, been playing with the new camera...

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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think they're just listed in the disorder article because folks freak out and think there's something wrong with them. I love my speckled eggs. Camera work nowhere near as good as yours, but....

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  4. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And right you are! The top 5 are Welsummers' and the last one is a SLW egg. I didn't know you could get white spots on a tan egg.

    This is the article I was referring to...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems


    When I finally made up my mind about my flock, I wanted a colorful egg basket and a colorful flock. I chose EEs, SLWs and Wellies. I thought the EE eggs would be my favorite but then I started seeing spots! I have to say, discovering different patterns and color contrasts on my eggs have brought me more smiles than I would ever have guessed.


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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope, mutt chicken. Her breeding is something like my home made bsl rooster over a Leghorn/EE hen, if I recall correctly.

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    She escaped the big sell-off last winter by going broody the very day I posted the CL ad. Raised a nice batch of chicks for me, took a winter break and just started laying again this month.
     
  6. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely.

    Makes me wonder what I'll get in the future since I plan on letting the flock replenish itself rather than buy more. I have an EE that has that same color body but grey legs and a mostly red head. I love the red and blue feathers.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, I love my mixed surprises!
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Beautiful pics...I love macros shots!

    The white spots may be excess bloom.....see if they wash off.

    I like all the variety too....whether it's shell coloring or 'spray booth' coloring or bloom or what ever....grocery eggs are boring.
     
  9. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rinsed a different egg under running water while rubbing with my hands. The spots went away until it dried.

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    To compare the actual size here's the whole egg:

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  10. Nupe

    Nupe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got one of those funky purple/lavender spotted eggs today. [​IMG]

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