Pure or mixed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willowegg55, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. willowegg55

    willowegg55 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got all brown layers but have some laying white eggs what caused this?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Egg color does naturally lighten as hens age in general and as they get farther along in a particular laying cycle, so brown layers may lay really light colored tan eggs by the end of the cycle. Otherwise the main culprits seem to be stress, disease and various drugs. Here is a good article on what causes brown eggs to turn white http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm047
     
  3. willowegg55

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    Egg color does naturally lighten as hens age in general and as they get farther along in a particular laying cycle, so brown layers may lay really light colored tan eggs by the end of the cycle. Otherwise the main culprits seem to be stress, disease and various drugs. Here is a good article on what causes brown eggs to turn white http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm047[/quo
     

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