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Egg color genetics question

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Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

This may be a very obvious question, but I am a newbie in the breeding arena.  If I cross a Marans rooster (dark egg layer) with a Leghorn (white egg later), will I just get a tan colored egg?  And will the offspring look like feathered Dalmatians?  :-)

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 3

The leghorn crosses I have seen are white birds with flecks of color in the body.

Not sure of this (Ask me in the fall, I'm playing with a project now. :yiipchick )But I think the eggs' color would be similar but less intense than the maran color.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply!  I guess we'll see what happens.... :-)

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