Egg color genetics question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KHoward, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. KHoward

    KHoward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    This may be a very obvious question, but I am a newbie in the breeding arena. If I cross a Marans rooster (dark egg layer) with a Leghorn (white egg later), will I just get a tan colored egg? And will the offspring look like feathered Dalmatians? :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The leghorn crosses I have seen are white birds with flecks of color in the body.
    Not sure of this (Ask me in the fall, I'm playing with a project now.
    [​IMG] )But I think the eggs' color would be similar but less intense than the maran color.
     
  3. KHoward

    KHoward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! I guess we'll see what happens.... :)
     

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