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very strange! blue egg inside brown egg [pics]

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 2overeasy, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. 2overeasy

    2overeasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen sitting on 10 eggs, This morning she came out to do her business, and I took the opportunity to check on the eggs. She has been sitting for 7 days now. I noticed that one was a broken shell but still basically whole. So I pulled it out...
    It was a brown egg, but as I looked more closely, I noticed that under/inside it was a blue egg! And the shell of that egg was hard and intact!
    I got the eggs from a friend who has a silkie rooster (and maybe another, I don't remember) and, among, others, Ameracauna hens.
    So the only thing I can think of is that a blue egg laying hen was bred with a rooster whose hens of that same breed lay brown eggs - or vice versa.
    Any other ideas??
    Odd, indeed...

    [note: as I was handling the egg to turn in around for pictures, the brown shell kept flaking off. When I first saw it, there were just some cracks, and a dime-sized piece gone]

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  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    could the brown egg have broken and the blue one slipped inside the remnant of the shell in the midst of her turning eggs?
     
  3. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats what it looks like
     
  4. 2overeasy

    2overeasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so b/c when I first picked it up, the brown shell was whole, except for a dime-sized piece that was missing. If you look closely at the pictures, you can see there is still far too much brown shell all the way around for another to have slip inside. Besides, when I first picked it up, the brown shell was whole except for a very small missing piece.
    Good guess, though? [​IMG]
     
  5. 2overeasy

    2overeasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duh! the other reason I know that it wasn't this is because I started with 10 eggs and there were still 10. If a brown one had busted and the blue one slipped in, that would only have left 9 eggs...
     
  6. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to submit this to Ripley's Believe It or Not. Seriously. My daughter has a bunch of these books, and this egg thing is EXACTLY the type of things they show.

    This is unbelievable!!!!
     
  7. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
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    I have heard of eggs inside of eggs, but never an egg inside a different colored egg! This is so cool!
     
  8. Hucklekree

    Hucklekree Out Of The Brooder

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    No good answer here I'm amazed this is just cool!
     
  9. 2overeasy

    2overeasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, there's a cool video somewhere on here that has a guy showing the eggs (several!) inside of an egg. But those were tiny and didn't have hard outer shells.
    When I shared this with my friend who gave me the eggs, she said "people really need to have chickens to truly understand the complexities and oddities of nature." So true...
     
  10. Mystic Farms

    Mystic Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it wasn't one egg slipped into the brown shell... how did that blue egg get so stained/dirty? i vote for that or prank!
     

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