Does having green legs mean colored eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PeeperKeeper, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been trying to look up info on EEs and their characteristics. Why? Because I have a Turken with legs so green that it makes her bloomers (leg fluff feathers) look pink! Will she lay blue / green eggs because of this trait? [​IMG]
     
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think the two are related. I'm sure there are other breeds that also have green legs. I have 3 EE's that have slate legs. So far, only 1 is laying and her egg is a green color.
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peeper,

    The answer is no. Leg color has nothing to do with egg color. Leg color is determined by four different genes and other genes that can modify the 4 genes.
    Leg color is complicated so I will not attempt to explain the genetics. I have written two articles on the subject and both were long articles.

    Tim
     
  4. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Tim. I'll lower my expectations and just enjoy the pink bloomers! [​IMG]
     
  5. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have EE's with green and slate legs and they're just starting to lay...First one layed was a creamy pink egg.......so you just never know what to expect [​IMG]
     
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  6. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are those your eggs in your avi? If so they are beautiful!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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