Why did my brown egg layers just lay a white egg?

Yardvark

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10 Years
Oct 8, 2009
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I have two RI Reds and a Plymouth Rock. All lay brown eggs, but today one of them produced a fully formed and hardened white egg. Is this just a fluke? Or an indication? It looks fine. Is it safe to eat?
 

ArizonaNessa

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Apr 7, 2009
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Is there any chance that the birds might be cross breeds? Could you post a picture of them to be sure of the breeds? I have never personally had a brown egg layer lay a white egg but maybe some of the more experienced people here can offer a good explanation.
 

deeretruck

Hatching
10 Years
Aug 16, 2009
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Gates, NC
One of my buffs layed a perfect white egg just as it would come from the store. They just started laying though a month ago and it was one of their first. I thought maybe she was just unexperienced.
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Mac in Wisco

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May 25, 2007
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The brown pigment is the last to be deposited on the shell and sometimes they get laid early. It's just a fluke like shell-less eggs and such that happen every now and again.

We have 2500 Hisex Browns and I see a couple of "rubber" and white eggs everyday.
 

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