Does breed or Roo change egg shell color???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kudzu vine, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    Olive Branch MS
    If you have a roo that is RIR and a hen that is Maran (known for the chocolate colored eggs) will the egg color remain dark or more red? Know what the chick would look like - unknown. Question is the egg color. Posted this on homesteadingtoday and thought I would ask you experts. I think the egg shell color is produced by the hen...I think...thanks
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    The egg color is produced by the hen so even if bred by a RIR Rooster, your Maran Hen will continue to lay her usual dark eggs. The egg color laid by the pullet chicks when they mature would be unknown or possibly a mixture of the two as in how they get olive eggers.

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