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Avocado Coloured Egg Breed Cross,

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by Allkindsofkinds, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Allkindsofkinds

    Allkindsofkinds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Earlier I saw a post with an avocado coloured egg layer that was a mix of a marans hen and a roo from a blue egg laying breed, do you all think I could also get an avocado layer by crossing a marans roo on a ccl hen?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Any cross of blue and brown egg layers will give you green egg layers. The darker the brown side, the more olive the egg will look, so for darker olive eggs a Maran- CL cross would work well.
     
  3. Allkindsofkinds

    Allkindsofkinds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Do you think if I crossed a welsummer rooster over my CCL I would get chicks that were also autosexing like both parent breeds? I am new to chickens and know next to nothing about their genetics, but genetics facinates me, and I love to learn!
     
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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Actually, since they are both barred you will not get sex links (a little confusing, but autosexing is used to refer to pure breeds such as CL's that are sexable at hatch, where sex link is used to refer to breed crosses that produce sexable chicks). BUT if you cross a non-barred rooster over a barred CL hen, you will get sex links that are sexable at hatch. These would be black sex-links.
    Not sure is a Maran roo would work as they are birchen, but you might ask in the sex-link thread below -

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
     
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