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Crossing a welsummer roo with an americauna hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ctaynton, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. ctaynton

    ctaynton Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I have a Welsummer Rooster that I crossed with one of my americauna hens. My question is, what color of egg with their offsrping lay? Will they be olive eggers or just be a brown layer?
     
  2. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Hi Ctayton!
    They will be olive eggers......BUT....only the offspring with the peacomb will lay the olive or green egg. The offspring with the single comb have a very small chance, something like a 3% chance of laying an olive or green egg. That said, the offspring with the peacomb may not lay as dark of an olive egg as a Marans crossed olive egger...the lighter the brown egg layer used the lighter the green (olive) can be.
     
  3. ctaynton

    ctaynton Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much! This is what I thought! Great info, I appreciate your help! Have you ever crossed a white leghorn and welsummer?
     

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