does a hen lay like her mother or father line?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by shamarcg, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. shamarcg

    shamarcg New Egg

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    Sep 21, 2011
    if i were to breed a great laying hen and a more meaty rooster that comes from a line of poor laying hens, would they offspring lay like her mother or like her father's line?
    also if the hen lays brown eggs and the rooster's lines lay where eggs, when the offspring becomes older what colour eggs would she lay?
    also sorry if this is the wrong section i'm new
     
  2. cultivar

    cultivar New Egg

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    as far as i'm aware the cock passes on the charachteristics of the eggs so a white egg strain cock would give the result of pullet offspring laying eggs white or lighter in colour than her mother, the hens pass on size and confirmation , but neither one of them is solely responsible for either traits both birds pass on various traits to the offspring
     
  3. shamarcg

    shamarcg New Egg

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    thanks so much!
     

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