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Do some barred rocks lay blue eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by elabraleon, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just noticing in the breeds index it showed a blue and a light brown egg in the barred rock info. I have never heard of this, and wanted to know if anyone had experienced this. Post pics if you have them. [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, a pure Barred Rock does not lay a blue egg. BR crosses, if crossed with a blue/green egg layer may lay that color--I have a few of those myself. I'll check out that page and see if it needs to be fixed.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I agree with Speckledhen. Technically it would not be a Barred Rock if it was crossed. If a Barred Rock is crossed with a blue/green egg layer the off spring of them would be a green egg layer with barred feathers. Here is my Barred EE hen for an example.

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  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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