In the Brooder
- Jul 2, 2016
I'm not sure where this question goes: I have acquired 2 Olive Egger pullets, and they are laying. They have been with an Easter Egger Roo and a Black Copper Morans roo (mostly the latter, I think). I've had them a week. Now, as of Tuesday, I'm going to be starting an incubator of Dominique eggs and Ancona duck eggs, and I thought, what the heck, why not put in whatever these new girls lay between now and then and see what I get? I am assuming fertility for up to 10 days after exposure. If the Morans is the father, I would expect some variation in eggs beginning with olive and heading toward the camouflage colors; if the EE is the father, I would expect some variation from light olive and heading toward the pastel range, maybe aqua. Does this sound reasonable to you seasoned veterans of aviary genetics?