Spotted egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MedChicken, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. MedChicken

    MedChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!

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  2. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    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 [​IMG]

    makes life interesting in the egg carton [​IMG]
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  3. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  4. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My orpie just started laying in the last two weeks, and her eggs have those spots too
     
  5. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one Rhodie that lays eggs like that. It's just the bloom.
     
  7. Fussy8

    Fussy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh.......i thought it was normal! I have spots on ALL my eggs!!!!!
     
  8. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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).
     
  9. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  10. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely LOVE spotted eggs. Wish they all laid them!

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