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Breeding For Egg Color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Weehopper, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have an EE hen with white earlobes, who lays light, pinkish eggs. If I breed her with my Black Copper Marans cock, what are the odds of any of their female offspring laying Olive colored eggs?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    None. The blue egg gene is dominant - meaning that if the hen doesn't lay blue or green eggs, she doesn't carry it. Pink-brown X dark brown will give you a medium brown egg.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2016
  3. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it. Thanks. That's kinda what I was thinking, but was not sure.
     
  4. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a food chart that can help with breeding for specific egg colors

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