Leghorn and Brahma eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by windy1975, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. windy1975

    windy1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a White Leghorn rooster named Clark and he has 3 hens that I just call The Girls and they are all 3 months old. I did some research and found that the Brahma hens tend to be more broody. I found 2 of them that are about a year old that have been broody already. I named them Martha and Gertie. Anyway....My question is Clark really likes his fat bottom girls (Gertie and Martha). He is mounting them and they let him. Will their eggs start turning lighter. When I first got the Brahma's they were laying darker eggs and they have slowly turned lighter in color. My question is...could the lighter eggs Clark"s influence?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    During a hen's laying cycle the color of her eggs may lighten. The only impact a rooster has on egg color is upon his daughters through DNA not upon the hens he breeds.
     
  3. windy1975

    windy1975 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh I see this makes since. Thanks.
     

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