Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ArizonaNessa, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Is it possible for a hen that just started laying to lay an egg that missed the pigment process? [​IMG]
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    How so??? What do mean??? Explain please...
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Is the shell a see through? or is it rubbery? If it's rubbery, you've got to get them some more calcium.

    Who laid it? Your Ancona? one of the Leghorns?
     
  4. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    None of the above. I have 7 rhode island reds and 1 red sex link in a pen with 2 female royal palm turkeys and 3 female bourbon red turkeys. All the chickens came from Ideal hatchery. The chickens just started laying. All the eggs have been brown. Until today I got one white egg. All earlobes on every one of those birds is red. Not a little red, really red. The egg was stark white like a leghorn egg but there are no other birds any kind of way that could have possibly laid in those boxes except for the above stated birds. So this brings me to my question of is it possible for a pullet to lay an egg that by accident missed the pigment process?

    Just wanted to add that there was nothing odd about the egg. It was a nice egg and if it had of popped out the the back end of a leghorn I would not be scratching my head about anything lol
     
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  5. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can skip the pigment process sometimes. A chicken that normally lays brown eggs might give you a very pale or even white one once in a blue moon.
     
  6. ArizonaNessa

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    Quote:Like the rare white buffalo? [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have a bowl with over 40 eggs sitting on my kitchen counter. Can't eat em since the hens were just wormed.
    About five of these eggs from my brown egg layers are white as snow. In other words, yes white happens.
     

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