can anyone tell me what they think this roo might be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I got this roo I know he is from a flock that was very mixed ee, rir, and i am not sure what else. I was wondering if he looks like any breed in particular. I think he is average sized. He is about 9-10 months old now.

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  2. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    He is a very pretty EE
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:really?? cool!

    then he carries the green/blue egg gene? what does that mean if I breed him with a brown egg layer or another ee that lays green eggs? I know nothing about breeding or how traits are passed down and by whom...
     
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  4. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    I don't know gentics enough. He is a cross of something else too, the comb is not an EE, so probably the RIR you mentioned?!?

    So you probably have a 50/50 chance of him having the blue-green egg gene.

    Good luck, we have had ones that color in the past.
     
  5. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's very beautiful.....but 99% sure he's a mutt [​IMG] There's nothing wrong with that though! I find the cross breeds make up really nice flocks. When I was young we had a flock of mix breeds and our egg basket was as colorful as an Easter basket. White, beige, blue, green and slightly pink eggs [​IMG]
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:really?? cool!

    then he carries the green/blue egg gene? what does that mean if I breed him with a brown egg layer or another ee that lays green eggs? I know nothing about breeding or how traits are passed down and by whom...

    He most likely does not carry the blue egg gene as he has a single comb. The pea comb is linked to the blue egg gene. I am not sure if it is absolute [​IMG]
     

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