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Hatching Easter Egger eggs

post #1 of 5
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Can my brown egg laying EE's have offspring that lay green eggs?
post #2 of 5
Possibly, if bred with a rooster that carries the blue egg gene.
Nikki
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Nikki
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post #3 of 5
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But does that not then go for all my chickens no matter what the breed. I can get green eggs only if I breed from a "green" rooster.
If an EE lays brown eggs does that mean she doesn't have the green gene at all and thus cannot pass it on?
post #4 of 5
There is no green gene. A chicken that lays a green egg is actually laying a blue egg that is covered with a brown coating, causing it to appear green.
post #5 of 5
You are correct a hen that lays brown eggs has no other genes to pass on.
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