egg color and breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gpamela3499, May 24, 2010.

  1. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    I know that EEs are breed for their egg colors. I am interested to know if there is a standard for eggs for showing. Are there people that breed exclusively for egg color not chicken type. IE say I want a few pullets that will lay pink eggs or blue eggs, Or eggs that are smooth and even, irregardless of the breed.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've not seen many eggs at shows. Usually they are looking for the SOP.

    of course, many breeders DO breed for egg color, size, frequency. It's all good.
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Many fairs have egg competitions. I've never participated in them, but most look for uniformity in the eggs (size, color, etc).

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