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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Isis2708, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Isis2708

    Isis2708 Hatching

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    I am new to the backyard chicken circle and have a question. I have olive eggers and golden comets. My rooster is a ee and bred with my golden comets. What color eggs should I expect? The gc lays a light brown egg...I would expect the ee carries the blue as well as the olive. Thanks!:)
     

  2. WindStep

    WindStep Songster

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    A blue egg is more dominant.
     
  3. Isis2708

    Isis2708 Hatching

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    So it would probably be an olive egg since it would be mixed with a brown egg layer? If I'm getting the color combo right lol. Blue n brown=green?
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 You should get green/olive eggs, brown coating over blue shells... olive eggs are just more/dark brown coating over blue shell... if your roo carries two blue-egg shell genes, all his pullets should lay green, if he only carries one, then half will lay green, the other half brown. Nice article on egg color. http://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/gms1-genetics-of-egg-color/
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Enjoy all those eggs and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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  7. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     

  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - sounds as if you may get a colorful egg basket from those birds.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    you could also post on the Breed, genetics and showing thread.
     

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