OMIA:000326-9031 : Eggshell colour in Gallus gallus (chicken)

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

Categories: Pigmentation phene

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.

2024 Chen, X., Li, X., Zhong, C., Jiang, X., Wu, G., Li, G., Yan, Y., Yang, N., Sun, C. :
Genetic patterns and genome-wide association analysis of eggshell quality traits of egg-type chicken across an extended laying period. Poult Sci 103:S0032-5791(24)00037-3:103458, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38350384. DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2024.103458.
Perini, F., Cendron, F., Lasagna, E., Cassandro, M., Penasa, M. :
Genomic insights into shank and eggshell color in Italian local chickens. Poult Sci 103:S0032-5791(24)00256-6:103677, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38593544. DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2024.103677.
Song, X., Li, S., He, S., Zheng, H., Li, R., Liu, L., Geng, T., Zhao, M., Gong, D. :
Integration of whole-genome resequencing and transcriptome sequencing reveals candidate genes in high glossiness of eggshell. Animals (Basel) 14:1141, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38672292. DOI: 10.3390/ani14081141.
Wang, X.G., Shen, M.M., Lu, J., Dou, T.C., Ma, M., Guo, J., Wang, K.H., Qu, L. :
Genome-wide association analysis of eggshell color of an F2 generation population reveals candidate genes in chickens. Animal 18:S1751-7311(24)00098-3:101167, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38762993. DOI: 10.1016/j.animal.2024.101167.
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.
Cheng, X., Li, X., Yang, M., Zheng, C., Li, H., Qu, L., Ning, Z. :
Genome-wide association study exploring the genetic architecture of eggshell speckles in laying hens. BMC Genomics 24:704, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37993775. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-023-09632-7.
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.
Wang, H., Cahaner, A., Lou, L., Zhang, L., Ge, Y., Li, Q., Pan, Y., Zhang, X. :
Genetics and breeding of a black-bone and blue eggshell chicken line. 3. Visual eggshell color and colorimeter parameters in 3 consecutive generations. Poult Sci 102:103052, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37734360. DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2023.103052.
Wang, Z., Chen, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Liu, R. :
Refine localizations of functional variants affecting eggshell color of Lueyang black-boned chicken in the SLCO1B3. Poult Sci 103:103212, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37980747. DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2023.103212.
Xu, W., Mu, R., Gegen, T., Luo, J., Xiao, Y., Ou, S., Wu, Q., Zuo, Y., Chen, Z., Li, F. :
Comparative analysis of hepatic transcriptomes and metabolomes of Changshun green-shell laying hens based on different green eggshell color intensities. Poult Sci 103:103220, 2023. Pubmed reference: 37980748. DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2023.103220.
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
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 20 Oct 2021
  • Changed by Imke Tammen2 on 26 Nov 2022