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Attractive Eggshell Color as a Breeding Goal

@inproceedings{Cavero2012AttractiveEC,
  title={Attractive Eggshell Color as a Breeding Goal},
  author={David Cavero and M. Schmutz and Wiebke Icken and Rudolf Preisinger},
  year={2012}
}
Shell color is not an indication of internal egg quality and says nothing about the nutritive value or the quality of the egg (Flock et al., 2007). However, many consumers who prefer brown eggs, also pay attention to intensity and uniformity of color, and pale or unevenly colored eggs may be rejected. Clearly, reduced variability of eggshell color improves the presentation of eggs at point of sale (Figure 2). 

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