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Breeding For Egg Color

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I currently have an EE hen with white earlobes, who lays light, pinkish eggs. If I breed her with my Black Copper Marans cock, what are the odds of any of their female offspring laying Olive colored eggs?
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None. The blue egg gene is dominant - meaning that if the hen doesn't lay blue or green eggs, she doesn't carry it. Pink-brown X dark brown will give you a medium brown egg.
Edited by QueenMisha - 6/6/16 at 12:10pm

100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. 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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100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. 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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Got it. Thanks. That's kinda what I was thinking, but was not sure.
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Here's a food chart that can help with breeding for specific egg colors

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Large Fowl Blue, Black, and Splash Cochin Breeder

Flock of egg layers too!

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Large Fowl Blue, Black, and Splash Cochin Breeder

Flock of egg layers too!

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