EE Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by brodysam, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. brodysam

    brodysam Songster

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    I have one ameraucana chick. I don't know if its male/female yet.

    However, if its a cockerel, does that mean that the offspring would be EEs, as long as the hen is not an ameraucana?

    If its a hen, same question in relation to a buff orpington cockerel.

    I'm not completely sure what makes an EE. All is understand is it is a mix that lays colored eggs.
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    As long as the offspring lay colored eggs they would be considered EEs.
     
  3. brodysam

    brodysam Songster

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    Got it, thanks!

    What are the chances of colored eggs? Sorry, this is new to me.
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    I'm not exactly sure how that works...I would say 50% if one parent is a true Ameraucana, but don't take my word for it.
     
  5. whatthecluck

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    Well I was just asking about similar things too and if I understand correctly if he is pure then he has the O gene which is the gene that is the blue/green egg gene. So then if you bred to an EE hen that laid blue/green you would be getting more blue/green, if you bred with browns you get shades of olive and if you bred to an olive layer the eggs would get more blue/green?
    Is this so? I am now thinking about getting rid of my 3 questionable roos and just getting an Ameraucana roo for this reason in the future I want blue/green and olive layers depending on which hens I mate them too.
    I will be watching this [​IMG]
     

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