blue eggs from male or female EE genes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by becstalls, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. becstalls

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    Hi all! I'm extremely new to all this, and I'm sure this has been asked before, I just can't come up with the correct search criteria. When crossing an EE to another breed, will a (female EE x male something else) or a (female something else x male EE) produce offspring that lay blue eggs? For some reason I've gotten the impression that it's the female something else x male EE that will do it. Thanks guys!!
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:If the male was hatched from a colored egg then it is highly likely he will pass that gene on:)
     
  3. becstalls

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    Thanks! So do the females ever pass the gene on to their daughters?
     
  4. Hi! Yes, I think it works either way.
    I copied this a while back (to help me wrap my head around it):
    Blue Egg Genetics

    The gene for blue eggs O is dominant, birds that have either O/O or O/o+ will have the gene.

    This gene is located extremely close to the pea comb gene P, again a dominant so either P/P or P/r+ will be pea combed.

    These genes are nearly always inherited together. So any pea combed pullets are very likely to lay blue/green based eggs.

    Green to Khaki eggs are blue eggs with a surface coating of brown pigment.

    Daughters of:

    A blue egg O/O male mated to a white egg female o+/o+ could be expected to lay paler blue eggs.

    A blue egg O/O male mated to a brown egg female o+/o+ could be expected to lay green eggs.

    A blue egg O/o+ male mated to a white egg female o+/o+ could be expected to lay some blue eggs and some white eggs.

    A blue egg O/o+ male mated to a brown egg female o+/o+ could be expected to lay some green/khaki eggs and some brown eggs.


    In my limited experience, the results have been the same if you exchange male for female:
    A blue egg O/O 'female' mated to a white egg 'male' o+/o+ could be expected to lay paler blue eggs...
    Good luck!
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    Lisa
     
  5. sonew123

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    Quote:Lisa-you rock Ive been looking for that chart! thank you~
     
  6. Hi! Dense as a ROCK maybe, hahaha. Whenever I run across those tidbits someone with expertise in poultry genetics has posted, I copy them down to refer to later. This page has some of the pertinent info for my barred/blue barred green-eggers.
    I apologize that I never remember 'who posted what' to give them credit.
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    Lisa
     
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    Quote:Lisa,

    I slapped that under my "favorites" on my computer to go back too:) thanks again:)
     
  8. becstalls

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    You guys are all awesome! [​IMG] Thanks so much!
     

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