Chick from easter egger hen/RIR rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kscottjoyce, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wondering if anyone has a pullet from an easter egger hen and a Rhode Island Red rooster. Will the eggs still be blue/green or does it just depend on the pullet?
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on what the chick inheirets from each of the parents. Does it have a peacomb?
     
  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those should be some VERY interesting chickens! I'd love to see pict's once they're fully feathered out.[​IMG]
     
  4. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the EE is homozygous for both Pea comb and the O gene then all of the pullets will be pea combed and lay blue/green eggs. If the EE is homozygous for pea comb but heterozygous for the O gene then half of the pullets will lay blue/green eggs. If the EE is heterozygous for both pea comb and the O gene then one quarter of the pullets will lay blue/green eggs.
     

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