pink egg turns color under water?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BankerJohn, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday, my daughter found a pink egg. PINK!

    This morning, when we washed the egg, it turned brown when the egg was washed / got wet. Is it the bloom that is pink in color? Is this normal? Could I actually get pink eggs again?

    Thanks for your replies.


    Also, upgraded the golf balls in the nest to Pro-V 1's to try and get better eggs. I hope the chickens aren't scared of the Bull (Merrill Lynch) logo on the balls ... [​IMG]
     
  2. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pink eggs turn brown when wet but when dry again are pink again.
     
  3. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I have one hen that lays a pinkish egg. I believe its the pigment of the shell and not the bloom. But hey i'm no chicken expert.
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had this too, and lavenderish ones which turn light brown on wetting. i think it is the pigment,

    sandie
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    The brown or pink color on eggs is a layer of color that's added to the outside of the egg. If you look at the inside of the shell, you'll see that it's white. Being wet or dry effects how the color looks, just like with most fabrics, woods, etc. With blue eggs, the color is incorporated into the shell. Green eggs are a combination of the two. They are from blue pigment in the shell and have a brown layer applied to the outside of the shell.
     
  6. BankerJohn

    BankerJohn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we got another pink egg today! woohoo!!!
     

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