Do 1/2 Arucanas lay fancy eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pawsplus, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 2 future pullets is 1/2 Arucana. Might she lay the fancy colored eggs? [​IMG]
     
  2. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know! It all on the genes
     
  3. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that this gene is past. I am so hoping that this is true for I might have one of two.
     
  4. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    I have one that is an EE and BO cross and she lays a nice light olive green colored egg.[​IMG]
     
  5. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she has a pea comb she should carry the blue egg gene (meaning blue or green eggs depending on what she's crossed with.)
     
  6. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She's only 6 weeks--can you tell yet what kind of comb she'll have? This is Audrey. [​IMG]

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  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    need a head shot...straight on.
     
  8. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. I'm going to visit them tomorrow (they're at my friend's place until I get back from vacation) and I'll try to get one! I don't care what kind of eggs she lays, really. It would just be fun to have fancy ones. Plus it's way better if I can tell whose are whose. Clarice's were always very like Olivia's and that caused a problem when I assumed it was Clarice (who is 8!) who had stopped laying and not Olivia, who turned out to have egg yolk peritonitis. It's best if I can tell for sure who is laying what!
     
  9. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, if she has a pea comb, she's very likely to lay colored eggs. The gene for colored eggs lies very close on the chromosome to the pea comb gene, making it unlikely that the chromosome would split in such a way as to isolate them from each other (though it CAN happen, it's just very rare).

    SHe's going to be super gorgeous when she's fully feathered!
     

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