moulting and egg color

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Songster
11 Years
May 2, 2008
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
I am wondering if someone can tell me, if you have a hen that lays a colored egg (such as green, blue, chocolate)
and people say that the color fades after a few months of laying.
If the hen goes through a moult and starts laying again, will the color return to the eggs?
I am thinking yes, but want to know for sure.
 

Matt A NC

Crowing
13 Years
Feb 22, 2007
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Morganton, NC
My 2 welsumers always lay their darkest eggs in the spring, after a molt, or after any break from laying that lasts for a few weeks.

I do believe that it gives their bodies time to build up whatever nutrients they need for the nice dark pigments.

Matt
 

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