3rd BB egg today, ANOTHER WHITE ONE! I am really curious about this – has anyone else had this many white eggs in one nest? I am a little concerned – one egg in a batch is no worry to me but this many has me a little unruffled. Will be charting all this in my records for future information. P.S. Google says that about 3-4% of BB eggs are white. Am going to check on the Slais.org website to see what information they have.
Hi Carol, They say bluebird eggs are normally blue, but a small percentage will lay white eggs. If the female lays white eggs they will always be white. So don’t look for any of them to be blue, unless you have a different female do an egg drop. I have only experienced white bluebird eggs once in 10 years. They actually started out pale pink and as they developed they turned white. Everything about the nest was normal except the egg color. All the eggs hatched and fledged. Your long wait this season gave you a special nest. Enjoy!
Thanks, Judy, for more information on this. I did read about the small percentage of white eggs but never got the info that if the mama laid one white one they would ALL be white. Like the old saying goes, you learn something every day! Waiting for the 4th egg today. I have a spooker up but have not put a wren guard on because I do not have any wrens around – had only one nest of “sticks” a wren made some time back but none lately – it is all HOSP around (which I quickly trap & dispose of) I will probably put one on after 4th or 5th egg is laid.
Well, mama blue how has five white eggs as of today – hope she begins incubating right away. It has been a slow nesting seems like. But sure am glad they finally got “on the stick.”
Only have one HOSP around now – been keeping an eye on his box but don’t believe he has a mate yet because there are just a few pieces of grass in the box. My other two boxes are empty.