Can a Rooster change the egg color of the Hen he is on?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Book, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Book

    Book Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ask because a friend has me a bit confused. She mentioned her frizzle pullet that always lays brown eggs suddenly gave her a white egg and it must be because her polish rooster mated her.

    I didn't think a rooster on a hen could change the hens egg color (just the offspring).
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    No. Also, does she have only the one hen? I ask because it is more likely she is confusing one hen's egg with another.
     
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