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Does the male have any influence over the next generations egg color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stone_family3, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two roosters (Bantam Cochin and Silkie). I have 8 birds 1 blue egger, 6 brown eggers and 1 oliver egger (she's supposed to be but has yet to lay yet).

    I've been getting nice fertile eggs but was wondering if I hatch the eggs out what color eggs will the chicks have when they grow up?


    My chicken roll call is
    EE: Blue eggs
    EE: Possibly Olive eggs
    Cochin (was told was normal size but she's Bantam size): Brown eggs
    Sex-Link: Brown Eggs
    New Hampshire: Brown Eggs
    black australorp: brown eggs
    mille fleur d'uccle Bantam: Unknown
    Dutch? Bantam: Unknown
    Silkie roo
    Black Bantam Roo
     
  2. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the rooster will pass on genes for egg color. I've never had a silkie or a Cochin, so I don't actually know what color eggs they lay. Someone else could give you more specifics, but the rooster definitely plays a role.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to the breed section of BYC Cochin's and Silkies lay creamy light brown eggs.
     

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