Breeding Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by moonlit622, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. moonlit622

    moonlit622 New Egg

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    Sorry if this is a repeat question, but with two little ones under two I just don't have time to search old posts [​IMG] I have a lovely Ameraucana rooster and am wondering if I breed him to non-Ameraucana hens, will I get coloured egg layers?

    Cheers,
    Rachael
     
  2. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    london ontario
    easter eggers so yes you will you could get blue pink or a yellow green kinda egg
     
  3. Hi Rachael! Welcome to BYC!
    This might be helpful. I copied and saved it from a more knowledgable genetics persons post when I was trying to learn.

    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/p+ 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.
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