OMIA:000326-9031 : Eggshell colour in Gallus gallus

In other species: elegant crested-tinamou , Mallard , eastern bluebird , spotted nothura

Categories: Pigmentation phene

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2022). OMIA:000326-9031: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2023 Bogdanski, F.A., Silveira, R.M.F., Rovadoscki, G.A., Franzo, V., Gervásio, I.C., Escobar, D.Y.O., Dauria, B.D., Meira, A.N., Mourão, L.M.B., Coutinho, L.L., Pizzolante, C.C., de Moraes, J.E., Mourão, G.B. :
Genetic parameters for production, quality, and colors from eggs in Brazilian lineages of chickens. Trop Anim Health Prod 55:148, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37020063 . DOI: 10.1007/s11250-023-03554-y.
Wang, H., Ge, Y., Zhang, L., Wei, Y., Li, Q., Zhang, X., Pan, Y. :
The pigments in eggshell with different colour and the pigment regulatory gene expression in corresponding chicken's shell gland. Animal 17:100776, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37043933 . DOI: 10.1016/j.animal.2023.100776.
2022 Yang, J., Mao, Z., Wang, X., Zhuang, J., Gong, S., Gao, Z., Xu, G., Yang, N., Sun, C. :
Identification of crucial genes and metabolites regulating the eggshell brownness in chicken. BMC Genomics 23:761, 2022. Pubmed reference: 36411402 . DOI: 10.1186/s12864-022-08987-7.
2021 Li, G., Xu, J., Chen, S., Tan, S., Li, H. :
Pigment concentrations in eggshell and their related gene expressions in uterus of Changshun blue eggshell chickens. Br Poult Sci :1-5, 2021. Pubmed reference: 34585996 . DOI: 10.1080/00071668.2021.1983919.
2020 Guo, J., Wang, K., Qu, L., Dou, T., Ma, M., Shen, M., Hu, Y. :
Genetic evaluation of eggshell color based on additive and dominance models in laying hens. Asian-Australas J Anim Sci 33:1217-1223, 2020. Pubmed reference: 31480129 . DOI: 10.5713/ajas.19.0345.
2018 Wiemann, J., Yang, T.R., Norell, M.A. :
Dinosaur egg colour had a single evolutionary origin. Nature 563:555-558, 2018. Pubmed reference: 30464264 . DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0646-5.
1962 Hunton, P. :
Genetics of egg shell colour in a Light Sussex flock British Poultry Science 3:189-193, 1962.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 20 Aug 2020
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 28 Aug 2021
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  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 26 Nov 2022