Egg color question....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RoxyOtis, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. RoxyOtis

    RoxyOtis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if this is in the right section or not so if not I'm sorry.I am wondering if it is possible to tell if a hen will lay a green egg or not,before they lay.If a chick comes out of a green egg and turns out to be a hen will it lay green eggs or is it not for sure?
    I have 2 lavender Aruacana's that lay a green egg and the rooster is a lemon blue and lavender Araucana mix, So if a baby is made with those 2 and comes out of a green egg will it lay a green egg?Thanks for any help in advance.
    ~Kayla
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do not know for sure. The chances are better that it will than it will not lay a green egg.

    Tim
     
  3. RoxyOtis

    RoxyOtis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured as much,Thanks for the input....Now starts the waiting game! [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Really depends on the parents. Either you have about a 25% or a 50% chance of a green egg layer. But you may have a good chance of a blue egg layer. [​IMG]
     
  5. RoxyOtis

    RoxyOtis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well a blue egg would be nice too [​IMG] I guess we will just have to wait and see what I get.Thanks for the reply!!
     
  6. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is an "Olive Egger?"
     
  7. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:a chicken that lays olive colored eggs

    scrole through this post.. and you'll see the difference in egg shell color.. for the most part, you need to mate a dark brown egg layer to a blue egg layer to get olive colored eggs.. there are exceptions, but for the most part that's the way it needs done.

    and because they are a hybrid, so to say, the do not breed on true.
     
  8. chickensbythesea

    chickensbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Green egg layer gens and brown egg layer genes. The colors mix to an olive tone, if you search some people have beautiful olive eggs they show off.
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:you have about 90% that all of you chicks will lay green/colored eggs if they have a pea comb...[​IMG]

    How? well the P(pea comb) gene and the O(blue egg color) geen are tightly link by like 5 centiMorgan
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Green egg layer gens and brown egg layer genes. The colors mix to an olive tone, if you search some people have beautiful olive eggs they show off.

    Blue or green and DARK brown. [​IMG] Simple brown just makes normal green laying Easter Eggers.
     

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