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What determines the color of an egg shell?
Breed and genetics determine the color of the hens egg. The part of the oviduct called the Isthmus is where the membranes of the inner shell are deposited, for some select breeds like Araucana this is where the color of the egg shell is first deposited. Calcification of the shell takes place in the uterus and at this time and for most breeds of chicken the color of the shell is acquired in the uterus just prior to being released to the vagina and released through the vent.
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The color of a chickens egg IS by the color of the layings chickens ears.
Yes, depending on the breed of chicken.
umm... i kinda' understand the question, so i am gonna fo my best 2 answer it correctly. a white egg comes from a white chicken while a brown egg comes from brown chickens, wh…at ever the chickens' color is, that's is the color of the egg.
Shell color is determined SOLELY by breed. Some lay white, some lay brown and some (Aracaunas and Americaunas) lay green. What they eat, the color of the feathers, have …NOTHING to do with it. Also, there is absolutely NO difference in the nutritional value between them (assuming they've been fed the same diet). Some people INSIST that there is a difference in taste between brown and white eggs. Embarrassingly to them, though, taste tests have consistently proven they they CAN'T tell the difference!
Depends on the breed of chicken. Some lay white, brown or other colors. Again, it depends on the chicken.
All chicks get half their genes from the male and half from the female. The male offspring get one Z from the papa (and half of his other genes) and one Z from the mama (and h…alf of her other genes). The female offspring get one Z from the male (and half of his other genes) and and one W from the female (and half of her other genes). note: chicken sex genes (Z & W) are not like human sex genes (X & Y).The hen is ZW and the rooster is ZZ The egg color is determined by the dominant allele. All the chicks should carry the dominant color but the resulting color of their eggs will be a blend, depending on what color their mother's eggs were. If your hens lay white eggs, the offspring should produce shades of whatever the rooster came out of.
You may not be able to see much for the first couple of days, but after about day 3 or 4, you should be able to see a red spot and maybe some veining working across the yo…lk.
it is a "dirty" white
tHIS CAN OFTEN BE DETERMINED BY THE COLOR OF THE LEGS AND FEATHERS. YELLOW LEGS/BROWN FEATHERS=BROWN EGGS;GREY LEGS/GOLD FEATHERS=LIGHT BLUE EGGS;YELLOW LEGS/WHITE FEATHERS=WH…ITE EGGS. I'M SURE THERE IS A MORE SCIENTIFIC ANSWER FOR YOU, BUT THIS IS THE GENERAL RULE I USE.
1 small dab orange squirt of white 1 small dab (smaller than the orange) of pink or red (if red even less) mix, and add moe depending on how dark/light you want it. da…rker- add more pink/red/orange lighter-add more white
In Eggs (food)
the amount of protein affects the color of the egg yolk.
In Eggs (food)
it is because egg shell contains calcium and this what makes it white
Generally yes. If a chicken has a dark earlobe she will lay dark eggs (the normal brownish colour) and if a chicken has light coloured earlobes they are most likely to lay whi…te eggs. However there is an exception when it comes to the Araucana species who lays blue eggs unless crossed with another chicken breed who will then lay green eggs.