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Pigment Gland

21 Jan

Guess whose pigment gland is loaded up and ready to produce?  Our Marans chicken is finally laying again even despite this freezing cold weather we’ve been having the last few weeks (we’ve had below zero temps….BELOW ZERO IN ITALY!!!).  Once a year Marans chickens “reload” their pigment gland so that their eggs are again a dark Bordeaux wine colour.  Slowly as the year goes on the eggs become lighter and lighter in colour until they are a light tan/ brown.

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