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I have a Cochin rooster and I have Araucanas hens and my hens are currently laying green and blue eggs. My question is when I hatch these eggs and raise these new chickens, will all of these new hens lay brown eggs because of the type of rooster that I have, or can some of them still lay the green or blue eggs? Do I need to get a Araucanas rooster? Thanks for the help.
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Brown x blue = green.

 

Brown x green = green or brown, about 50/50. 

 

Since Cochins lay a lighter brown/cream egg, your offspring pullet will likely have a stronger green color than if you were using a darker brown egger rooster. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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:welcome

 

Brown x blue = green.

 

Brown x green = green or brown, about 50/50. 

 

Since Cochins lay a lighter brown/cream egg, your offspring pullet will likely have a stronger green color than if you were using a darker brown egger rooster. 


X2 on donrae's post.

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Anytime 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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