EE Color Combinations

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GentlyLiving, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. GentlyLiving

    GentlyLiving Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep seeing people referencing certain color combinations in Easter Eggers that are gender specific. I was hoping someone could show some examples of color combos that are specific to a hen vs those that would indicate a roo. I'd also love to know what the colors are called. Or maybe point me towards any articles on EE coloring. Thanks!
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any color patterns that would be different are due to the absence of female hormones in a male bird. Sexual dichromatism is found in chickens but varies with the primary and secondary color patterns.

    You will have to be more specific with your question. Posting a link to another thread would be helpful.

    If you are talking about silver and gold, the two alleles are not specific to any gender; they can be found in both male and female birds.

    Tim
     

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