Questions about breeds...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jprinc44, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. jprinc44

    jprinc44 In the Brooder

    Nov 29, 2008
    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.
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I believe a rooster will only have an effect on what color egg his offspring lays.
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    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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