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Arauracana roo over C. Maran?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OHhappychicks, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Does anyone know if a Araurcana roo over a cuckoo maran will produce darker eggs or a diff color egg?
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Offspring will be olive eggers- especially if they have a pea comb.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    They will also be sex linked- only male offspring will have a barring gene.
     
  4. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I hatched out 1 of 2 this spring. A roo and he is barred. Thats very interesting! Thanks!
     
  5. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Offspring will be olive eggers- especially if they have a pea comb.

    I thought that is what it would be, but wasn't sure. Thanks for the info!
     
  6. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuckoo Marans rarely lay very dark eggs from what I understand, so you may not get a true olive. You should get a nice shade of green though.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Bingo. Also remember, if your Araucana is actually an Easter Egger, you might even get brown eggs.


    But, no mean to spoil the party, go ahead and do it! [​IMG]
     
  8. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I think I will try it again and see if I can get a hen. I have a roo Aracauna over my maran hen and only 1 hatched this spring and it was a roo. My maran actually does lay pretty dark eggs. Not as dark as the french, but a very rich color. Thanks for all the comments. It is very fascinating!
     

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