Egg color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by braray, May 19, 2016.

  1. braray

    braray Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know what the offspring egg color will be between a white silkie rooster and an easter egger? Id like to get another chicken that lays blue eggs and I was wondering if thats what they would produce. Thanks!!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Depends on what the Easter Egger lays. Silkies usually lay light brown/cream eggs. If the Easter Egger lays a shade of blue, odds are good for getting blue/green eggs from the chicks. If the Easter Egger lays green, you may get green or a shade of brown. If the Easter Egger doesn't lay a shade of blue or green, than there is no blue eggshell gene to be inherited.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     

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