Do EE roos color eggs at all?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alexandra317, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Alexandra317

    Alexandra317 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm assuming the answer is only the hens determine egg color... If my chief rooster is an EE, I'm assuming only grown daughters might be EE laying hens? Are the EE colored eggs recessive or could an EE roo and a non-EE hen make EE colored eggs?
    Just curious. I had an EE chick... "Oh absolutely a girl!" who now crows. HAHAHA!
     
  2. Alexandra317

    Alexandra317 Out Of The Brooder

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    OOps... worded wrong.. Could an EE roo and a non-EE hen make EE-laying-daughters?
     
  3. Xovan

    Xovan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand The Blue egg gene is dominant. Therefore It should be passed to all his offspring.
     
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    Egg-cellent!!! Thank you!
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If your rooster is an EE his blue gene is already diluted to a green gene more than likely. But, even crossed with a brown egg layer you will probably get some pullets that will lay green/olive egg!
     
  6. jbravo54

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    If your EE is half EE and half brown egg layer, then you have a 50% chance of laying green eggs and 50% green eggs when crossed with a brown egg layer.
     
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