RIR with white eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bjash, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 RIRs (production reds mainly) that were hatched earlier last spring, so they're not quite a year old yet. We've been getting eggs from the since September last year (average of 9 with a range of 6-11 each day)--all large and brown to light brown.

    During the past few weeks, we have noticed the occasional white egg each day (about 4 in the past week). It really sticks out compared to the other ones, but is about the same size as the rest.

    Do we have a RIR laying an occasional white egg??? [​IMG]

    Has anyone else every ran into this with RIRs or production reds where they may occasionally break stride and go white?

    We're in Michigan and it is wintertime with cold temps--is it something from the temperatures?
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Nothing to do with temps. Are they truly white, or are they just really pale in color? Brown egg layers can actually have a thick, extra coating over their eggs that make them appear much lighter. Otherwise, it sounds like you've got one in there that isn't purebred at all.
     
  3. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 of the 11 were from the same batch (production reds), the 11th one is a true RIR (single comb).

    The egg is as white as what is sold in the store.
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Can you post pics of your birds and the egg?
     
  5. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pictures of the girls from this fall:
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    Pictures of 2 of the white eggs (we already ate 2 of the other ones and they were just like the rest--good! [​IMG]):
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    You can easily tell which 2 are the white ones.
     
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  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Those look like brown to me.
     
  7. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apologize for the lighting, but the 2 on the right side are very white (just like the ones from the store).
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They do look brown to me too, and I know the lighting is weird but trust me, they look like a very pale brown.
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:x1,000,000
     
  10. bjash

    bjash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okie-dokie! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the second opinion (they just look very white to us).
     

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