Black Sexlink laying green/blue eggs?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sheamargaux, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. sheamargaux

    sheamargaux Out Of The Brooder

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    I previously had a black sexlink hen who layed green eggs instead of brown. She passes away a bit ago but I am getting more chickens and I did some research and was puzzled by this.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd say that she was the result of blue egg laying breed / brown egg laying breed parents - auracana, for example being an example of a blue egg laying breed.

    Here's some links that you may find interesting:

    https://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/gms1-genetics-of-egg-color/

    https://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/gms2-breeding-for-blue-eggs/

    https://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/gms3-breeding-for-other-egg-colors/

    http://www.maranschickenclubusa.com/files/eggreview.pdf
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2017
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear about you losing hen :( That sure is very interesting that she laid green eggs if she was a black sex link. Great links there for you frim CT and I'm sure you will find them helpful.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under sheamargaux [​IMG] Welcome!

    I too am very sorry to hear of your loss [​IMG]

    As you have already received links to some good research points from Ken, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She may have been a black Easter egger and incorrectly labeled.
     

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