EE egg color heritable?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by megalomaniac, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. megalomaniac

    megalomaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    expecting to hatch my first ameracaunas/EE's tomorrow.

    Started with a dozen of varied colors... mix of very light blue, fairly intense blue, and olive. Unfortunately, the deepest blue eggs ended up being infertile, with only the olive and light blue eggs continuing to develop (8 out of the original 12)

    is the color of the egg laid directly related to it's color from the egg which it hatched? IE, will the hens which hatched from olive eggs only lay olive eggs, or is there a chance they will lay blue eggs as well?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The rooster also contributes to egg color of the offspring. So it depends on what egg color gene the rooster has (or what color egg he was hatched from) to answer that question. In my experience, you can get blue egg layers from olive green eggs. This is due to a blue egg contribution from the father. However, since the mother also carries a brown egg gene, you could get olive egg layers as well.
     
  3. megalomaniac

    megalomaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!, exactly what I needed to know!
     

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