Need help w/chicken science fair project

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kelly FG, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Songster

    Jan 13, 2007

    My 7th grade stepdaughter has decided to do a chicken related science fair project! Yippee!
    So now I come here to ask the experts for help.
    So far we know we want to do the relationship between egg color & chicken breed.
    I think I have the basic rule down
    Red earlobs=brown eggs
    white earlobs=white eggs
    Am I right & what exceptions are there to the rule & how about the EEs & slkies?

    We need a few other ideas to add to it so bring them on!!!
  2. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    The only real exception to that rule to my knowledge is the Penedescena, which has white ear lobes but lays brown eggs.

    EEs have red lobes.

    Silkies have black skin, so they also have black earlobes. They lay a tinted egg.

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