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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Connorrm, Sep 16, 2011.
Not sure what causes this:
The speckles are part of the shell...I get quite a few like this.
I can't answer that one, but I've had a couple with speckles as well, but not to that extent!
What kind of chicken did it come from?
Some breeds like Wellsummers can lay an egg like that.
Welsummers? What? ALL brown egg layers can do that. It's just extra calcium, can happen to any new layer.
My red sex links lay with speckles and mottles from time to time, along with sometimes uneven "paint jobs", but WOW - that is a beautiful speckled egg!!!
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I think they're from the PRs or Golden Comets though, since I"m fairly certain my lighter brown eggs are coming from the speckled sussex.
Quote:The first egg our Golden Comet laid looked exactly like that. Now they are all an nice, even, pinkish brown.
Very pretty safe to eat though I have eaten them and I havent gotten sick.
Quote:That's good to know! thanks
oooo I want some!
we've got a duck that sometimes lays with what look like extra globs of shell on the outside... sort of little pips and knots, maybe a dozen or so of them on an egg. I figure her shell-making mechanism is just slightly less than perfect and she sometimes "sputters".
a couple of years ago we had a cayuga duck that would get funny patterns on the eggs at the beginning of the season... they lay gray to black eggs early in the year, lightening up as the year goes on. the first few from her were always like they'd had asphalt applied with an artist's spatula... 1/2" strips of black shell laid randomly over the white shell. as the season went on, they'd even out.