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Bantam Cochin over OE hen - Egg color

post #1 of 8
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I bought an Olive egger, and she was breed by a bantam Cochin. What color would their offspring lay? I have heard olive and blue. Thanks!
post #2 of 8
Potentially brown or a light green, depending on how many copies of the blue egg gene she has. Is she a first gen OE?

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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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post #3 of 8

:welcome

 

The classic recipe for an Olive egger is a dark brown egg layer breed x a blue egg layer breed. If that's the case here, her pullet offspring would lay anything from a light brown to shades of green to a light aqua-ish color. 

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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post #4 of 8
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She is an F1 hen.  I am not sure how she came about.  I hope to keep some of their offspring and selling the others.  I wasn't sure how to advertise if at all the egg color.  Thanks!

post #5 of 8
If she's F1, she'll carry just one copy of the blue egg gene. She will produce 50% green egg layers of varying shades and 50% brown egg layers of various shades.

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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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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post #6 of 8
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Thank you very much!
post #7 of 8

:welcome

 

Advertise them as a surprise :)

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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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

That is exactly what I was thinking!  :lol:

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