What would cause this? Egg color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MN Chicken, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a crested cream legbar that lays eggs that are all over the map color wise...including this egg that was deep blue at the point, and white on the other end.

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    Her eggs have been olive green, spring green, blue, and almost white. What's the malfunction?
    The blue one is hers
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    All 4 are hers
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    These are also all hers
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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The brown one is not hers. You must have other chickens. There are blue eggs and there are white eggs and there are white eggs that are coated brown. In turn there are also mixed breeds that are blue egg layers and carry the brown coating gene resulting in an olive egg.
     
  3. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm aware the brown is not hers, just the blue one in that photo is, as written. She lays blue, green, almost white (so pale colored it looks white), and the odd egg in the first photo.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I got one with a very blue end last week....from a blue/green laying EE, I think from one that is just coming back into lay.
    Figured it was just a pigment glitch....can happen often with the coating, but shell pigment also.
    I think you're almost white one is just very light blue.
    Did you look at inside of shell, after peeling off inner membranes?
     
  5. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what the inside looks like. The pigment goes through the egg.

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  6. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks cool
     

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