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Croftwoman

  • Joined Jun 2012
Maran with dull shelled eggs
« on: April 01, 2017, 01:48:36 pm »
One of two young copper black Marans I have has produced some eggs with no coloured final 'glaze' - should I be concerned?

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Maran with dull shelled eggs
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 02:11:44 pm »
We had this with one of our Marans (Clara) for one year, first spotted eggs then no colour eggs and she then went on to produce shell-less eggs, but after the Winter layoff surprisingly things returned to normal.

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Maran with dull shelled eggs
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 03:18:00 pm »
There are quite often a few hiccups with the first eggs laid but it generally sorts itself out in a week or so.  If it doesn't I wouldn't breed from that hen, even if the eggs laid are good enough for use in the house.

Croftwoman

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: Maran with dull shelled eggs
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2017, 11:20:15 am »
Thanks for the reassuring replies - she's still in her first year of lay and have no intention of hatching her eggs, so I'll not worry too much!

Dave C

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Teesdale, Co Durham
Re: Maran with dull shelled eggs
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 11:25:43 am »
One of my Pullets will sometimes lay an egg with no colour just speckles, but her following egg is normally very dark.

 

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