EE question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by augiedranch, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

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    [​IMG]What should I expect when crossing a RIR rooster with my EE hen.?
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2015
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Songster 5 Years

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    Well, egg laying is passed on by the father so you should get an EE that lays well. Color-wise, it depends on you EE since EE's come in all colors since they are not a true breed that breeds true.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    With her coloring, the chicks will likely be brownish and red. If she lays blue eggs, the pullets should lay green. If she lays green, the pullets could be split between green and brown. Pea combs on the offspring will be decent indicators of who will lay colored eggs.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on that.
     

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