Questions about breeds...

jprinc44

In the Brooder
11 Years
Nov 29, 2008
63
1
29
south-central Va.
I have an assortment of brown-egg layers who have as their guardian a Black Spanish rooster (white egg layer breed). I have noticed that a lot of my brown eggs have become lighter in shell color, and I occasionally get a white one. Is it possible that him breeding them influences the shell color? Just curious about that, or am I just hallucinating this? Thanks, Janet.
 

Krys109uk

Songster
11 Years
Aug 6, 2008
2,389
18
181
a valley; by a brook.
Dark egg layers tend to lay lighter eggs as the season progresses.
The cock bird cannot affct the colour of egg the hens lay but he will affect the colour of egg his offspring lay.
 

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