genetics (egg color

  1. hpiechow

    Celadon Genetics

    Hey all, Quail question! I am hatching a few coturnix with the celadon (ce) gene currently. They are all hatching out of blue CE eggs. I am aware that not all quail that hatch from a blue egg will lay blue. I know the bird has to have two copies (one from mom and one from dad?) of the CE gene...
  2. dcnorcal

    Cream legbar lays green egg.

    I recently ordered some CCL from a exotic breed hatchery. I received the eggs and when I opened the box I had green eggs? I’ve had CCL for 10 years and never had one lay a green egg. Pic is the green eggs next to my blue eggs from my CCL. I don’t want a green eggs from my CCL. Did the eggs get...
  3. Peppercorngal

    I'm Simple Minded, Please Explain

    I have decided to increase my flock based on egg color, not breed. I want to create a diverse flock with lots of different color eggs. I found this chart online. Please explain is the first column the Hen or the Rooster? Does it matter? I'm sure it does! And what is the f1 mean? Please...
  4. AmaranthineAcres

    Observations on Egg Blooms

    In my budding obsession with egg colors and all the factors influencing them, I have scoured the forums for information about blooms, but beyond knowing the purpose (sealing the egg to prevent bacterial contamination or moisture loss), I've found very little info. I know that bloom thickness...
  5. Cierabug

    Wild Pattern Ameraucana????

    Can pure Ameraucana chicks have the wild type pattern? I'm trying to mess around with auto-sexing and blue egg genes and would need a bird that lays blue eggs and has the wild type pattern when it is a chick.and if an Ameraucana chick does have the wild type pattern could it still have...
  6. jay873

    Easter Egger with crest???

    Have anyone ever seen an Easter Egger with a crest it was sold as ameracauna but I was expecting and Easter Egger anyway it was only a 10$ rooster sold at a yard sale but I would like to know is it okay to breed him for blue eggs. He does have the pea comb and muffs so I’m sure he has the gene...
  7. Raptorchick

    Newbie blue/olive egg question...

    I'm not a chicken geneticist or breeding for anything in particular, just a curious hobbyist ... I hope I'm posting in the right forum :oops: I have a few cream legbar eggs due to hatch anyday. I was thinking about the beautiful blue eggs I might get someday, when it struck me; I've hatched a...
  8. Farmer Connie

    Friday the 13th Freaky Genetic Mutation

    I just had to share this pretty cool Pullet. Hatched during the NYDHAL here on BYC. Looked like a normal baby chick day one but slowly progressed into the "Freak Show" it appears to be today. A perfect post for day, Friday the 13th.
  9. rcstanley

    Genetics of coturnix quail egg shell patterns?

    I've been looking for information on the genetics of the patterns / colors of coturnix eggs. In my limited experience, each quail seems to lay one "style" egg. I've seen speckled, splats, all white, and heard about all blue. What are the the genetics of the egg shell patterns and colors? Is...
  10. EastTXMom

    Help I killed Chuck?

    I'm new to incubation. I gathered eggs for ever days. I put close to 100 in incubator. I've impatiently watched for days & days. Time to hatch. They wiggle and roll. Congratulations the waiting has paid off. We have babies. Lots and lots of babies. I have 5 eggs that haven't done anything. I...
  11. Poultry Genetics (Egg Color, Feathering, Inbreeding, etc)

    Poultry Genetics (Egg Color, Feathering, Inbreeding, etc)

    GENETICS (Egg Color, Feathering, Inbreeding, etc) Kippenjungle's Chicken Calculator is a handy tool for anyone wanting to learn how genes interact with each other! Chicken Quest Gene CALCULATOR CLICK HERE Poultry Genetics for Exhibition Breeders CLICK HERE Poultry Genetics For Small and Backyard...
Top Bottom