Egg color question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by meduaz, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. meduaz

    meduaz Out Of The Brooder

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    We are raising our first rooster. He is an easter egger roo. This might be a silly question but will him mating with the other birds change their egg colors?
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    All depends on what egg gene he carries and the hens carry... An EE should carry a blue egg gene but there are no guarantees of that since it's just a generic term not a breed... Plus if he does carry a blue egg gene he might also still carry a brown or white gene that could also get passed...

    **As clarified below the act of mating along will not change a thing, this is an offspring chart...

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  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Do you mean will their egg color change simply because he is breeding with them? Genetics don't work like that. Him mating them won't change their egg color any more than a brunette getting married to a blonde would change their hair color.

    If you breed them, there is potential for the offspring to produce green eggs; but since he is an Easter Egger there's really no guarantee at all that he even carries a copy of the blue egg gene.
     
  4. meduaz

    meduaz Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL, that was a really dumb question now that you explain it like that. Thanks
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Trust me, I've heard crazier ones. As they say "The only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask."
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It wasn't a dumb question at all [​IMG]. You're not the first, and probably not the last to ask that question. Misha's answer did state things very clearly, though!
     

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