BR/Mutt Roo over EEs..........

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickboss, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Any chance any of the resulting hens would lay colored eggs? Thanks!
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They've got a 50/50 shot of laying colored eggs. I have 2 girls from a Silkie momma with an EE daddy...1 lays cream colored eggs and 1 lays green.
     
  3. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Thanks Kelly. Will there be some sign before hand what color they will lay. For instance, does the greenish leg coloring indicate a hen carrying the colored egg gene?
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Some people say that green legs and a pea comb are a good indicator that they'll lay colored eggs, but both of my Silkie/EE girls have pea combs. They both have black legs from the Silkie side.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Leg color is not at all related to egg color. A Barred Rock over anything yields chicks with barring of some sort.
     
  6. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Okay, thanks. And I've already noticed that with the Barred. We have had one chick that would've been white, but it died just before hatch. Other than that, all barred from this guy. [​IMG]
     
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