Cayuga crossed on blue egg layer- do you get a slate grey egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WhisperingOaks, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. WhisperingOaks

    WhisperingOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested if anyone has tried crossing the Cayuga on a breed that lays a good blue egg- I think a black runner Cayuga cross would lay beautiful eggs and be a good forager. If anyone has done this cross what do the eggs looks like?
     
  2. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cayugas can lay cream or green eggs. The black "bloom" disappears as the laying cycle progresses.
    In order for them to lay green or blue eggs, they must have 2 copies of the gene. So crossing a white egg laying cayuga with a green egg laying runner won't give you green egg layers unless the cayuga carries the gene.
    It doesn't mean the eggs the offspring lay will me a mix of the colors like you are suggesting
     

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