Easter Eggers Breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MaconMommy5, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I couldn't decide which forum this belonged in.
    I came across this chart, And I was wondering if it was true? If not, Does anyone have one that is? Or info for something similar?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a rough guideline.
    Basically, there are two options for shell color, white or blue. Blue is dominant. Brown eggs are the result of a coating applied over a white shell. Green eggs are a result of the same coating applied over a blue shell. The genes that cause brown coating are complicated. There are over 9 known genes, some recessive, some dominant. And individuals can have multiple, different coating genes. This is why there are so many shades of brown and green.
     
  3. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    ....Yep.... Already confused! Lol. @michaelf1478 and @RoundOakChikMan Do you have any ideas what to do? Guess we just better stick with already bred chicks.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Depends on what your goals are. What are you wanting? Sometimes you'd simply be re-inventing the wheel, and there's not much point. Sometimes, though, it's something specific you want to produce, and the challenge is a lot of fun.
     
  5. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Technically I'm hoping to get a red or pink hue egg if possible.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looking for a reddish brown, I'd go with Welsummers. they have more of a terra-cotta dark brown egg, as opposed to say Marans who have a more chocolate brown. That could be a starting point, anyway.
     
  7. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Alright! Thank you :) I'll start there.
     

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