Breeding for egg color?

Kennas_Kritters

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Hi y'all! I have some adorable little welsummer chicks that are right over 4 weeks old. I think they are all pullets for a change (yay!). I got them because I want to have a gorgeously colored egg basket. They are my first "chocolate eggers" so I am super excited about them! My question is if I crossed a welsummer hen with a EE rooster that lays regualar green eggs what will the babies end up laying? Would they be olive Eggers or no? I need ALL the info that I can possibly get! I want to learn how to get all the egg colors. Feel free to also show your welsummer crosses! Make sure to also include if the mom or the dad is the welsummer. Thanks!!
 

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I've seen this chart posted here before:

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My question is if I crossed a welsummer hen with a EE rooster that lays regualar green eggs what will the babies end up laying?
Well, roosters don't lay eggs, so...... ;)

EE x Wellies = gives, at best, a 50-50 chance of green eggs (blue shells with brown coating).
Depends on if the male is carrying 2 blue shell genes or just 1 ....or none.
Where did you get the EE male?


The very basics of egg color:
There are only white and blue shells.
Brown eggs have brown coating on white shells.
Green eggs have brown coating on blue shells.
The brown coating can be very light or very dark, and can vary day to day.
 

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