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egg color ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by abhaya, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
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    I have an EE roo. If I breed him with brown egg layer girls what color eggs will the offspring lay?
     
  2. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue egg gene plus Brown egg genes = green eggs


    BUT you can't tell what shade, and you can still get surprises.
     
  3. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something like these (not the ones in the middle row).

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    These are from a brown egg-gene male and a blue egg mother.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It depends on your Easter Egger. Does he have a single or pea comb? Pink, red, or white earlobes? If he's got the genes for green eggs, you'll get greenish brown laying offspring. If he's got blue - You'll get green laying offspring. If he's got light brown or brown, you'll get normal brown laying offspring.
     
  5. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What do the earlobes have to do with it? Please DO tell! (I understand the comb comment)
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Some Easter Eggers don't carry red earlobes, which are a good indicator of colored (and not pale or white) eggs. White, blue, or very light pink earlobes often indicate a pale or white egg. My only hatchery based Easter Egger has earlobes that are tipped pink, but with a white and blue center. She lays VERY pale brown eggs.
     
  7. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Cool! Very good to know! Thanks [​IMG]
     

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