Egg Color Variation and Improvement by Diet

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by TheMaineHomestead, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. TheMaineHomestead

    TheMaineHomestead In the Brooder

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    For a long time I'd thought younger birds produced darker egg colors and that the shade of the color reduced over time. After reading this article I found otherwise. How do other folks think color works based on first-hand knowledge and evidence? Does hen age matter? Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Article will not come up for me, but in my experience the shell color of a hen's eggs tends to lighten towards the end of a laying cycle.
     

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