What are the red or dark spots in some eggs?

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What are the red or dark spots in some eggs?

Brown chickens have not been genetically improved over time like their white counterparts. That’s why a brown egg will occasionally have paprika-looking spots of red or dark red in the egg. These may surprise you, but they are harmless. Scientists report that most of these spots are simply the pigment or coloring from the shell. Occasionally a bright red spot will get through.  This is the result of a blood vessel rupturing as the chicken lays the eggs.  We try to remove eggs that have these, but neither machine, nor humans are perfect at catching 100% of them.  It is much more difficult to see these through a brown shell during the candling process.

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