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Age: 14
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Date: 2001


Question:
Does the diet of a chicken affect the colouring of the yolk or shells of the eggs it produces or its feathers?


Replies:
Yes...just like in humans...and the color of many birds' feathers are affected by their diet...flamingos get their color from carotenoids in their diet...if you eat an excessive amount of carrots your skin will turn orange.

Peter Faletra Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Science Education
Office of Science
Department of Energy


The color of the egg shell is genetic. The yolk color is the results of the nutrients involved and necessary for chick development.

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