crossing male leghorn with easter egger

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by australorp, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. australorp

    australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I recieved 20 chickens from ideal, easter eggers and leghorns. One one of the leghorn pullets is an ideal236 rooster lol. What if I cross him with an easter egger female? will they lay green eggs? will they be good layers like a leghorn? Just wondering what I can do with the little guy. Thank you
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My ee/leghorn crosses lay a very light tinted green egg, usually fairly large and quite often. In fact, my oldest, she was hatched late spring 09 I think, she just started laying again after molting! I don't supplement light or anything, so I was really happy to see that big egg with all my brown pullet eggs.
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Will make great layers. As far as egg color is concrned depends on the individual chick and what it inheirits from the parents.
     
  4. australorp

    australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you [​IMG]
     

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