Easter Egger question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by madcar, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. madcar

    madcar Out Of The Brooder

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    If I breed my EE Rooster to a Golden Comet hen could I get EE chicks? I just hatched a brood and have several chicks with feathered legs and several with ear muffs. Just curious also what colour eggs to expect...?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You have a chance of having colored egg laying offspring, but it is not guaranteed. A recent hatch of EE/brown layers yielded two pullet chicks - -one went on to produce green eggs while the other produced brown.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If we could see a rooster's DNA, this would be so much easier [​IMG].

    If he's pure for the blue egg gene, breeding him to a brown egger will yield pullets that all lay green eggs.
    If he's split for blue and brown, breeding him to brown eggers will give half green eggers and half brown eggers.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think every mixed breeding is a roll of the dice, you never know what will come up.
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    x2 you could or could not get an EE.
     

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