pale eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Izzymoon, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Izzymoon

    Izzymoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have 2 barred rocks, 2 RIR and 2 black stars and they just started laying eggs and they should all be brown eggs layers. The eggs being laid are very pale. I know they start small and get bigger, but do they also get darker?
    thanks!
     
  2. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could, they might not. I have a Barred Rock hers are very pale at the end of the season, but they taste GREAT [​IMG]. Also, put them next to a white egg and you might be surprised by how brown they are.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs of many shades of brown. Barred Rocks, New Hampshire Reds, and a Buff Orpington. Some of the eggs darken if they sit out in the light.

    I believe uniformity would come from a single breed and sorting out oddballs.

    Chris
     

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