Neapolitan Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TxRedHd, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. TxRedHd

    TxRedHd New Egg

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    So, I let my ladies out this morning and found this egg? Should I be concerned?

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Weird pigment distribution occasionally occurs. I've not had one so clearly defined as that. It usually is just a glitch in the system.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Neat egg...No it is fine...Just pigment as mentioned above...

    Cheers!
     
  4. josher57

    josher57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Drain it and save it! That's awesome! I've seen this in ice cream and sunburns but never an egg.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya! Blow it out and save it. That's cool!
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I've had a few like that.....had one with sharply defined, multiple stripes just last week, shell was so thin it broke before I could photograph.
    Same bird has laid other 'Picasso like' coatings lately, she's getting ready to molt.
    Could be a glitch or could be a bird getting ready to molt, funky eggs are common before full molt kicks in.
     

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