Stupid Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vigario, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. vigario

    vigario Out Of The Brooder

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    How much does the rooster effect the color of the egg being layed? If I have an Americana rooster and a French Copper Maran hen, will the eggs be lighter?

    Thanks.

    Mark
     
  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO.. the rooster has no effect on egg color.
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a dumb question at all! Egg will not change.. it is the hen who determines the egg color.
     
  4. vigario

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    Thanks. Then I am assuming if the eggs are hatched the effect of the mixed breeds will show up when that chick begins laying.

    Mark
     
  5. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to clarify ... I had a sexlink (half RIR/BR) and she layed brown eggs. She bred to an EE Roo and the resulting hens lay greenish eggs. When you mix up breeds, what results is random. I've had EE hens that laid brown eggs, too.
     

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