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Blue eggs + Blue legs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by magicpigeon, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    Would an ameraucana x silkie chicken have blue skin and lay blue eggs? Or green eggs? Just out of curiousity alone, I don't realy want more chicks LOL! [​IMG]

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Should have black/slate skin and legs, eggs would have a slight greenish tint as silkie eggs are rather ivory coloured, not white. Feathers would not be silkied.
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    Quote:Silkies have Black skin, not Blue eggs... I believe Silkies lay white eggs, if the original ameraucana lays blue egg then the cross hens will lay blueish eggs as they will have only one copy of the Blue egg gene...
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Silkies lay a tan colored egg, so as said, the offspring will lay greenish eggs. Also, - Ameraucanas, true ones, already have blue legs. [​IMG] Their skin may not be a dark blackened color, but, if you get a blue Ameraucana, that's a blue colored, blue legged, blue egg laying bird.

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