Pullet that likes a little BLING on her eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My Ivy, an almost 7 month old turken, laid like two pullet-sized eggs before she went straight to the large-r eggs. Real pretty mauve colored eggs out of her too.

    I'm curious about something though. Ivy likes a little bling on her eggs. They are shiny to the max. and really stand out in a carton. All the eggs I get from my girls are slightly shiny, but Ivy's look like someone has polished them with oil.

    I'm curious. Any hypothesis?
     
  2. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a sex link that lays shinny eggs too
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Interesting. I wonder if it's an overabundance of bloom or what? [​IMG]
     
  4. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Sounds pretty, and from a Turken no less. [​IMG]
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Maybe she wants you to blow the egg out and make ornaments with them; so she makes them extra shiny and blingy. [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:They are very pretty. Colored like a rose.
    A side story - A year or so ago the police capt. bought some eggs from me. He does all the cooking in his house. He's married to some arm candy that's not good for much other than keeping the cosmetics industry in business. When the capt. was cooking some of the eggs up, his wife walked into the kitchen and gasped at the sight of the eggs. They were brown eggs and she thought brown meant the eggs were "spoiled".
    I have remembered that story and still chuckle. Today we'll be going to town and I have saved up a gift for the capt's wife. A dozen eggs, half of them green and the other half Ivy's pink eggs. [​IMG]
     

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