What determines the egg color when a hen lays an egg. I understand the basics of which chickens lay wich color eggs. I'm trying to figure out if a white egg laying cock is bred to a dark egg laying hen....what will the color of the eggs from the offspring be? Would they be tinted, a variety of light and dark? Has anyone tried to breed a white leghorn male to a Sex-link hen (golden comet - red star)? If so what were the results? What color where the pullets and cockerals? What color eggs did they lay? Any information will help, as I'm going to experiment this spring and wondered if anyone has tried it.... and hopefully learn from their mistakes.