I know I'm not the one who asked, but I've wondered about stuff like that when I see threads with others asking why their hens' egg shell color changed, so thanks for that info! That seems to clear it up more for me too!The amount of pigment deposited varies from one day to the next... often being so light as to appear white. Placing the egg next to a true white egg or on a sheet of white paper often reveals it its very light cream.
This is why I just came to this page.. all of our hens are Rhode Island Reds, and have laid all brown eggs,, until, yesterday,, we got a pure white one, and another pure white one again today.. Confusing ! We had one hen that laid regular shaped eggs, then one day.. boom,,, ROUND ones ! For nearly a week, she would give us round ones.. VERY CONFUSING..Now , for the last couple of days,, back to the regular looking eggs.. This is our first year of having chickens.. and boy... We have learned a lot. But, with the white eggs, and the round ones,, we are baffled.my Rhode Island Red was laying brown eggs, now they are white. What happened - is wrong?