newbie question on egg color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by michiganlarry, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our first year with chickens. We have 3 Wellsummer roos, 5 wellie pullets and 5 red sex link pullets. Will the red sex link hens lay darker brown eggs because of the wellie roos or does the rooster have no influence over egg color?
     
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. what the hen breeds with has nothing to do with egg color.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    No, the roo as nothing to do with what color of egg the hen will lay. He affects his daughters egg color not the hens he's breeding.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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  5. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. It just seeemed like the sex linked pullet's eggs were getting darker.

    What do you think the offspring of that cross would look like? Would they retain the good egg laying qualities of the hen?
     

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