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Pigmentation

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickKeeperSky, May 8, 2017.

  1. ChickKeeperSky

    ChickKeeperSky In the Brooder

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    Hey guys! Just joined, but I have a question. My Americana (Duchess) normally lays light blue eggs, but today I found one that I assume is hers, same shape as the others, same size, but it was a whitish-cream colored egg. Is this some kind of problem in pigmentation? Thanks!
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Sometimes the pigment changes, and it's usually nothing to worry about. Eggs lighten up over the season and there's often an odd colored one occasionally.

    Birds that lay green or blue eggs use a component of their blood called bilirubin to produce the color. It's said to be biologically taxing to them.
     

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