Egg color

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jgeer, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. jgeer

    jgeer Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what color eggs a buff Orpington roo mixed with a cream legbar hen will produce when the pullet starts to lay
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Usually some shade of green, depending on how dark the brown of the Orpington egg was and how saturated the blue of the Legbar was. Some Legbars only have one copy of the blue egg gene though, and if that's the case, the pullet will have a 50% chance of a tan egg.
     

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