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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickiKat, Oct 27, 2011.
I got my first spotted eggs today. What lays spotted eggs??
My chooks sometimes toww out a spotted egg, its like the pigment layer right before the eggs is laid just goes on a little thicker than usual. No biggie.
I started getting those this week too, and yours look like mine, the spots are almost purple looking. Weird alien chickens.
Both my Production Reds and Barred Rocks lay those on occasion. I have found that when I rinse them off, if I scratch at them, they come right off. I'm thinking mine come from the tract inside, just spots of stuff that stick to the egg on it's way out. It'd be cool, though to have large polka dots on them... yep... bet these city slickers would pay good for polka dotted eggs.....
Most brown layers do, from time to time.
If the jets get just a little clogged in the spray paint booth, this is what you get. Quality Control send them on through anyhow, because the inside meets spec, apparently.
My RIR and 2 EE's will sometimes lay spotted eggs. I have no idea why, but I think they are neat.
My EE lays green so maybe it is my RIR. Getting her little ink jets clogged...
All my girls will throw spots periodically. White spots seem to come primarily from the Wyandottes; the Wellies, while they normally lay uniform dark eggs will sometimes throw a heavily speckled one, or, even more fun, a "pinto" egg. The Java, before I ate her, laid a darkly-speckled egg.
I love them that way; brings even more color to the egg carton.
I got one that looked just like that yesterday from one of my Buff Orp girls. I think they're cool looking.