Are Flamingo Egg Yolks Pink?

Often thrown into the mix of “fun fact” posts on social media, the “fact” that Flamingos lay eggs with pink yolks is not a fact. How did a rumor like that even get started? No one is really sure. One likely theory, though,  is that it could have been inspired by a photoshopped stock image of a cracked egg revealing a pink yolk that has been circulating the internet for some years.

Flamingo egg yolks range from golden yellow to reddish yellow but not pink. That would be pretty cool though.

BONUS FACT: Adult flamingos are four to five feet tall, but only weigh between four and eight pounds. Let that soak in. Weird, no?


SOURCES:

http://www.snopes.com/flamingo-egg-yolks-are-pink/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/61853/15-fascinating-flamingo-facts

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