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What color eggs will a Barred Rock/ Araucuna cross lay?

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Hi,
I was wondering what color eggs would you expect to get from a barred rock/araucuna mix. Does matter which parent is the araucuna? And would you call such a cross an easter egger? I couldnt find answers using the search but am curious about the genetics of egg color. Thanks

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Yes, it would be an easter egger, and it would lay green eggs (with an occasional brown, blue, or white)

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Ok!
So I found this article in the meantime http://www.poultry.allotment.org.uk/Chicken_a/egg_shell_color/index.php
So
what is a pink egg? Just a very very very light brown?
So all araucuna crosses will lay an egg of some shade of blue/green, depending on the egg color of the other parent, because the blue color is dominant, and if it doesn't, it isn't?

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