splash maran's first eggs....dark on one end?? weird...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mudpaw, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. mudpaw

    mudpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    West Point, GA
    I have a young splash maran (non-hatchery) who has laid her first two eggs...both were about average brown eggs (like any other brown egg layer) with a dark speckled patch on the end. I hope they will darken up all over (she hatched from a reasonably dark egg-maybe a 6 on the maran scale). Is it just because these are her first egg and they will get more full coverage color later? I just thought it was weird...I only hope it doesn't mean she will not have darker eggs that right now [​IMG] Any ideas what's up with her eggs?
  2. zaybird77

    zaybird77 Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2010
    Relax, I'm pretty sure the eggs will darken up. I had two marans that both started like that but later the entire egg darkened up. So don't worry and if they don't darken up you'll just have tottaly unique eggs![​IMG]
    hope this helps![​IMG]

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