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Bantam Cochin over OE hen - Egg color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jennuhw, May 10, 2016.

  1. jennuhw

    jennuhw New Egg

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    I bought an Olive egger, and she was breed by a bantam Cochin. What color would their offspring lay? I have heard olive and blue. Thanks!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Potentially brown or a light green, depending on how many copies of the blue egg gene she has. Is she a first gen OE?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The classic recipe for an Olive egger is a dark brown egg layer breed x a blue egg layer breed. If that's the case here, her pullet offspring would lay anything from a light brown to shades of green to a light aqua-ish color.
     
  4. jennuhw

    jennuhw New Egg

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    She is an F1 hen. I am not sure how she came about. I hope to keep some of their offspring and selling the others. I wasn't sure how to advertise if at all the egg color. Thanks!
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    If she's F1, she'll carry just one copy of the blue egg gene. She will produce 50% green egg layers of varying shades and 50% brown egg layers of various shades.
     
  6. jennuhw

    jennuhw New Egg

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    Thank you very much!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Advertise them as a surprise [​IMG]
     
  8. jennuhw

    jennuhw New Egg

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    That is exactly what I was thinking! [​IMG]
     

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