Hoping someone can save me a year or two on breeding. Ameraucana Roo X Leghorn Hen- Anyone know if the offspring would throw a blueish egg? Would it have better production than a pure Ameraucana? I currently sell RIR eggs and people know that I am in the process of breeding Marans and I am adding Ameraucana's. They have expressed interest in colored eggs. No way I'm selling purebred eggs for eating. The Marans and Ameraucana's I am breeding are purely for improving the breeds but I am obviously going to have some so I had thought of maybe cross breeding from my culls in order to get various shades (pure novelty for my customers). One thing I am concerned with is laying production. I have no interest in having multiple pricing structures for eating eggs and I want to make sure that the feed/production ratios work. Have you crossed colored eggers with production breeds? Any idea of production numbers(yearly) for Marans, Ameraucanas? Then crosses? Culled Maran and RIR? Have you come up with your own high production EEgger? Lots of questions I know....but I'm sure I'll have more. TIA P.S. Don't worry, I'll never let a non pure Maran or any breed for that matter off my farm. The eggers have no roos with them and the breeders have their own facilities.