BR hen X pure wheaten ameraucana roo= sex-linked olive eggers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tinychicky, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    title says it all :)
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Show us the pictures.
     
  3. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep,
    Wheaten cock(gold) x BR hen(silver)&(barred)= sex-linkable by color at hatch

    Americauna(blue egg gene) x BR(brown egg gene)= olive eggs

    Jeff
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool thanks. i may try that this spring :)
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    You get olive eggs by crossing a blue/green egg layer with a dark brown egg layer (Marans, Welsummer, etc.)

    Barred Rocks typically lay a lighter, normal colored brown egg.

    Your resulting chicks will probably lay a minty green colored egg, not necessarily olive.

    If you want to increase your chance of green eggs only keep the resulting chicks with pea combs, cull any with single combs.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    As said, you won't get Olive Eggers, that requires a dark brown layer not any brown layer (that just makes typical EE's)

    But yes, they will be sex-linked.
     
  7. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was more curious to see if they'd be sex-linked. egg color doesn't matter so much :) thanks for the info!
     

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