Aracauna Rooster Offspring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazy4jaerhons, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. crazy4jaerhons

    crazy4jaerhons Hatching

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    Just a quick question.......If I breed an Aracauna rooster to a Blue Cochin, will the offspring pullets/hens lay colored eggs? My Cochin wants to be a Mom REALLY bad, just not sure if I will have Cochin crosses that lay colored eggs.
    Thanks to the Aracauna peeps out there, for your help!
     
  2. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers

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    If it's a purebred araucana rooster, the offspring should all carry one copy of the blue egg gene which is dominate. So you'll get green egg laying easter egger chickens from the cochin cross.

    Now if it's a hatchery "araucana", it may not even carry the blue egg gene at all. You wouldn't know until you hatch offspring from him and they start laying.
     
  3. crazy4jaerhons

    crazy4jaerhons Hatching

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    Great! Thank you for your help. I have a big flock but I'm a little new to the Aracauna, Americana, EE stuff.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013

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