Dead Gene?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ScotianChick, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I just put eggs in a brooder tonight... black Easter Eggers (in blue eggs). He read that a quarter of them will come out dead... from this gene they have... is this true?
     
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, the Araucana not the easter egger has a tufting gene that is lethal in two copies. If you have two tufted parents 25% of the chicks will die before they hatch. You have nothing to worry about.

    Lanae
     

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