Colored Egg - Genetics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Atlchick, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your EE lays pink eggs, will her chicks also carry the gene that makes pink eggs?
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Some if them should- but what kind of roo are you using?
     
  3. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's an Ameracauna. She's an EE. I've got some EEs that lay blue eggs, some green eggs, but only one that lays pink eggs. Someone wants to buy only pinks - and I was wondering if that color would be passed along. Thanks for any help!
     
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  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    If the roo is an ameraucana there is a very good chance that the chicks eggs could and would be a shade of green.
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your EE lays pink eggs, will her chicks also carry the gene that makes pink eggs?

    I am guessing that it would be a combination of genes which are causing the pink eggs. What type of comb does she have?

    A couple of things which might help produce more pink egg layers. You could try keeping two or three of her male offspring & breed them back to her. Or you might try breeding her with a male from a white or cream egg layer & see how her female offspring lay.​
     

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