Easter Egger rooster and brown/cream egg laying hens. What will chicks lay?

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  1. Poohb10454

    Poohb10454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE rooster and a variety of hens. Barred rock, buff orpington, speckled sussex, brahmas, salmon faverolle and EE. I am wanting to hatch some chicks and have a few barnyard mix babies. What color eggs would the resulting hens lay, since dad is an easter egger?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on if he carries two copies of the blue shell gene or one or none.
    The resulting pullets could lay blueish-green, green, brown, or cream.
    I would probably expect green though, that is most common.
     
  3. Poohb10454

    Poohb10454 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Was just interested about what we may get
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My ee/brown layer crosses usually lay some dark shade of green--not quite the coveted olive, but I've had some we called OD green, some khaki, some just muddy green. It's just hard to say with the rooster having unknown genetics.

    I can tell you your barred Rock hen will give you sex link chicks with him--chicks with a white spot on the head at hatch will be males and be barred.
     
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