Why did my Amauracana lay a speckled egg?

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  1. northernbcgal

    northernbcgal Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been getting eggs from my Amauracana hens since Nov, but this is the first speckled egg. Any thoughts as to why? Is it possibly diet related?

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  2. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If this is the only speckled egg this hen lays, it could be a fluke. Speckling is a result of the coloring applied to the egg as it travels down the hen's reproductive tract. Some hens, welsummers in particular, seem to lay speckled eggs and the olive egger offspring I have gotten with a welsummer mother seem to have this trait too as I get speckled olive eggs, some more than others. I think they're pretty.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm guessing she normally lays green eggs?

    Green eggs are actually a blue egg, with an overlay of brown. The brown is kind of "sprayed" on after the shell is formed. When you get speckled eggs, it's that spray application getting clogged, for lack of a better term. Like a spray can if you don't shake it, if that makes sense. when I told my Honey that analogy, he offered to go out and shake my hens to unclog them [​IMG].

    If shes' been laying non-speckled eggs, it's probably a one- off. she'll be back to normal in a few days. I did have one notable hen who consistently gave me a speckled egg, I called them camo eggs

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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - all sorts of "blips" can occur in the production of an egg.
    Have to [​IMG] @ shaking the hens, @donrae
     
  6. northernbcgal

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  7. northernbcgal

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    It is a one-off, at this point. Typically they are a blue egg.
     

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