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Egg color when crossbreeding?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by aShMaNv, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. aShMaNv

    aShMaNv Songster

    Jul 9, 2010
    Choctaw, OK
    I was sitting here wondering about how genetics affect egg color. Like when you breed a white or blue egg layer to a brown egg layer what the offsprings eggs would look like? Or if you breed two brown egg layers but of different shades. Like if you bred a maran or welsummer to a production red or barred rock what shade of brown eggs would the offspring lay? Light brown like a production red or barred rock, or a dark shade like a welsummer or maran? Anyone know? [​IMG]

  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    They can range in medium colored eggs but they will not be as dark as the purebred parent but will be darker than the productions.

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