Strange Welsummer Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Crofts, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Crofts

    Crofts Just Hatched

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    This morning I found that one of my Welsummer pullets, Matilda, had laid a very unusual egg. It's about 95% white, with a small circular patch of normal pigmentation. There is no doubt that is came from a Welsummer.

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    Reading around I do not think eggs like this are very common, hence I had the urge to photograph it!
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like an eye. Save it as a conversation piece. Let us know how the following eggs turn out.
    WISHING YOU BEST... [​IMG]
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    From what I read the egg rotates in the shell gland while pigment gets applied. Perhaps she started but than for some reason never finished. Was it in a nestbox? Very interesting.
     
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  4. Crofts

    Crofts Just Hatched

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    They're terrible at using the nestboxes. They always lay in the wood shavings I use in the bottom of their house.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Glitch in the paint booth.

    Here is one I got:
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  6. Crofts

    Crofts Just Hatched

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    So my Welsummer Matilda has just laid her next egg after the weird white one.
    The shell colour has gone back to normal speckled brown.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017
  7. emgrider

    emgrider Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so funny! I've never seen anything like it
     

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