Ameraucana from a brown egg?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sjshaw1980, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. sjshaw1980

    sjshaw1980 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey y'all,
    I have a question, I'm hatching out chicks for a friend, and in addition to the polish and CCLs, my friend gave me a dozen of his own to hatch for him. He's got a mutt roo and a ameraucana roo, and the first chick to hatch is a lil silvery black thing out of a brown egg. It's got a pea comb and black shanks...could this chick (if a girl) be likely to lay blue/green eggs? If so, I'm gonna keep it.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Is the Ameraucana rooster a specific color? If he's not, he's probably an Easter Egger, which means the egg color genetics of the chick will not be predictable.
    Also, there are breeds that lay brown eggs and have pea combs, like Dark Cornish, Buckeyes, and Brahmas.
     
  3. sjshaw1980

    sjshaw1980 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to correct my original post, the roo is either a polish or an ameraucana, I'm not sure what color, and don't know if he's purebred or just an EE.
    The egg is out of a Wyandotte hen. So the chick will be a polish or an ameraucana/EE over Wyandotte cross.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggs could be green or brown if the chick is a pullet and if it was sired by an EE rooster that carries the blue shell gene. Too many variables to give odds.
     
  5. sjshaw1980

    sjshaw1980 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fair enough.
     

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