Why is my golden comet egg almost white

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by john7320, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. john7320

    john7320 Just Hatched

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    The egg in the upper left is the one in question. The two brown ones are from two other golden comets I have and the other used to be the same color. The white one is from my cal white just for color reference. She has laid these off colored all.ost white eggs for the last three days. Should I be worried.
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Towards the end of a laying cycle a hen's eggs sometimes become lighter in color. She may be getting ready to take a break from laying.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old is she? They can lighten up as they approach a molt, etc. No all birds do it, but it's common enough.
     
  4. john7320

    john7320 Just Hatched

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    About 6 or 7 months old. She's been laying eggs for about two months now.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Huh. I would have expected an older bird.

    I don't think it's any cause for concern, though, and not much you could do about it anyway. The brown coating is applied after the egg is formed, so color doesn't effect the actual egg itself. Could be her sprayer got clogged or something [​IMG].
     
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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I agree with Rachel - unusual in a bird that young.
     
  7. john7320

    john7320 Just Hatched

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    She appears to be fine doesn't act any differently then she has been. No obvious signs of sickness or molting. She just started laying odd colored eggs for a golden comet. if nothing to worry about then I'll just fry up the eggs like normal.Thanks for the comments.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    A brown egg is just a white egg with brown spray paint. Likely a fluke with the ink jets in a young bird.
     
  9. Pendragonz

    Pendragonz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your analogy!
     

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