Purple egg with white speckles?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by CALI CHICK, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are RIR eggs usually purple with white spots?
    I was expecting a solid shade of brown like the Buff Orpingtons, but this is Rhodies first egg in the front...?
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  2. chickenlover24

    chickenlover24 Out Of The Brooder

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    My RIR has solid brown eggs but i like yours better wanna trade?
     
  3. lolita117

    lolita117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got eggs like this. I feed my free choice calcium. The only conclusion I can come up with is, some like to eat a lot more calcium so they end up depositing white specks all over their eggs. At lease that is what mine look like. I can even feel the texture of the spots on some eggs.
     
  4. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can get her to lay 5 more, they would make one heck of an auction. I'd bid on them for sure. Nice looking egg! [​IMG]
     
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  5. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckles are pretty normal. She will probably start laying more consistent browns, as she ages. I was hoping my young RIR hen would continue to lay these spotted eggs, she did, up until she was killed. :( I only got a handful of eggs out of her before she was slaughtered by a predator. She would have probably aged and laid solid brown later on.

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    Your egg is lovely.
     
  6. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your egg is so Pretty!!! It looks like you colored it for Easter!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much do you think people would pay for 6 unfertilized pullet bullets? [​IMG]

    CluckyJay...THAT is a beautiful egg! Carmel with a sprinkle of cinnamon!
     
  8. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a few speckled eggs from time to time from my Buff Orpingtons, but it's pretty rare with me.
     

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