EE Roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This guy has muffs and a beard. He also has slate legs and a three row pea comb.

    If he is an EE, will a mating with a white egg layer produce blue egg layers?

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  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that looks very much like him. Thanks!
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That is a rose comb, not a pea comb.

    To answer the question, breeding a white egg breed to a blue egg breed will give blue egg progeny is the blue egg parent is homozygous (has 2 copies of) for O. If heterozygous (one copy) half the offspring will inherit blue egg laying trait and the other half will not.
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:After reading about the breed I realised my error.

    Does he appear to be pure or a mix?
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I am far from an expert on the breed, but he seems to conform to the standard pretty well. His plumage isn't as crisply marked as I would expect for show stock, but as I said, I am far from an expert.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I couldn't get the link to work [​IMG]

    anyway, he's most likely a D'Anver....
    not sure if that is what the link referred to....
     

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