White Rocks laying different colored eggs?!

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  1. epowell

    epowell New Egg

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    I have two white rock hens, almost two years old. They have been laying typical shades of brown eggs. About 4 months ago, we introduced them to a Bresse Roo. Just recently, the girls have been laying a mix of their usual eggs, but now there are white ones! Not cream, but white!!! Can anyone explain?????
     
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! The eggs of brown layers normally get lighter as the laying cycle goes on, and it seems to be especially common in older hens. The eggs are normal otherwise, good shell? They are laying well and not been sick etc, the rest of the flock is fine? If everything else is normal, it could be just age/heredity if they doing it pretty consistently ... Nice article on loss of shell color in brown eggs and possible causes.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm047
     
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Enjoy all those eggs and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Kelsie nailed it. Your hens may soon take a break from laying, and when they resume another laying cycle, once again, their eggs will be darker in color.
     
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  7. epowell

    epowell New Egg

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    Y'all are awesome! Glad to be a new member :) The hens are healthy, thank goodness! Thanks for the wonderful advice[​IMG]
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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