what makes a egg smooth stippled or spotted

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by berkeleysprings, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    smooth stippled or spotted
    is one egg better then the other for show or breed ?
    and has it anything to do with kind of breed?
    or good breeding stock ?
    or age ?
    or diet ?
    i am talking about marans eggs.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  2. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    any thoughts out there
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I, don`t know, but I had some that were the prettiest dark even colored eggs, and at least one a day that was lighter with the prettiest dark brown freckles all over it, like she hadn`t learned how to get it on quite right. I`m not sure if she got over it, I sold them with with my flock. Therehwas another thres wherehsomeone had the same thing going on. It seemed to be pretty common among hatchery stock anyway.

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