Stripes on eggs does not have to do with pigment.
The image below was provided by Roodbont Publishers and is part of the Look, Think, Act series that will be published weekly on World Poultry. Hover over the icons within the image for more information. Read more in the book Egg Signals, by Piet Simons.
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