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Sex link RIR Rooster and White EE?

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I have a Rhode Island Red Rooster and white & black Easter Egger. If I incubate their eggs I should be able to tell which are hens because the roosters should have some white, correct? If so, what color will her eggs be? Thanks

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Unless the EE carries Silver, this is unlikely; the genetics of Easter Eggers are nearly impossible to determine as they are mutts. I've never seen one which carried Silver. So the chances of producing a sex link are low.

The offspring's egg color depends on what the mother is carrying. If she is a homozygote for the blue egg gene (O/O) and produces a blue egg, all of her offspring with a brown laying cock will produce green egg laying offspring. If she is heterozygous (O/o) and lays a green egg, then only fifty percent of the offspring will produce a green egg and the other 50% a brown.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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