Spotted egg?

MedChicken

Chirping
8 Years
Dec 25, 2011
117
2
89
Virginia (Zone 7)
Hello! I went out in the coop today and discovered that, instead of the 2 eggs I've been getting lately, there were three. One looked a bit different - light pink with dark rusty reddish brown spots. I have Marans, white leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, a New Hampshire Red, a Buff Orpington and a Dominique. Any idea who might have laid this egg? Since it clearly came from a breed not known for producing spotted eggs, are they likely to continue, or was this a one-time thing?

Thanks!

 

Beth G.

Gaetano Family Farm
9 Years
Jun 26, 2010
3,279
15
198
New Haven County Connecticut
Sometimes my Orp's when first starting to lay have eggs with a pinkish color and spotted very simialar to yours. As time goes on its more of an even color


makes life interesting in the egg carton

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DancingHen

Songster
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
931
14
121
Central Oregon Coast
Lovely eggs. I have a black australorp hen who has been laying lightly spotted eggs for a year now. Not sure if they will continue to lay them that way or not....I think some of my hens fluctuate between having and not having spots on their eggs. It is a nice looking eggs though. Personally, the spotted ones are my favorite.
 

Wnunezcruz

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 28, 2011
188
0
89
Tennessee
I've heard the spots are extra calcium build up. Don't know if it's true or not. I had a maran to lay eggs with spots. That egg is too light to be a maran so it must be one of your other girls. Good luck finding out.
 

Nic&Chickies

Songster
9 Years
Aug 23, 2010
307
18
166
New Britain, CT
I get eggs with spots (speckles) like that sometimes, and we figure they come from our EE (after we realized she's not really an Ameracauna, and won't give us blue eggs).
 

kari_dawn

Songster
10 Years
Nov 2, 2009
2,402
65
246
North Texas
My buff orpington (Butter) always laid the most beautiful speckled eggs...they had darker and more numerous speckles when I really spoiled them with extra mealworms.

Extra mealies also resulted in Waffle (EE) laying slightly more vibrant blue eggs with white speckles.
 
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