Egg color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ady Road Chicks, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Ady Road Chicks

    Ady Road Chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2009
    If a chick hatches from a blue egg will it (assuming it's a girl) lay blue eggs? Same for any other egg color? Green? Pink? Olive? Brown? White?
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    It also depends on what rooster was crossed with the hen.
  3. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    no, you can't assume that.
    if the father is from a brown egg, chickss from your hen from the blue egg will lay green eggs (blue+brown=green) and if it was a dark brown egg HE hatched from, they could be olive green eggs. and if he was from a white egg, no idea.

  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    Quote:although blue eggs are dominant so if your rooster is a brown or white egg breed but the egg your chick hatches out of is blue then your pullets will lay green eggs because the brown if brown will influence the color a little. Olive is when you cross a dark egg layer with a blue egg layer. Brown and white you don't have to breed in. Some say you can tell by the earlobes wheater its going to be a white egg layer or another egg layer. The earlobes of "white egg layers" should be white. Thats what I'm told. I'm not sure of the genetics behind pink though. I really only deal with blue eggs so I know more about them.
  5. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2008
    The blue egg gene is dominant over white. So if you cross a blue egg laying hen with a roo out of a white egg, the chicks will lay blue eggs. The color of the ear-lobes has little bearing on the color of the egg in my experience since my Araucanas lay blue and green eggs and all have red ear-lobes. I have brown egg layer with white earlobes and brown egg layers with red earlobes.

    If the mom of your chicks laid blue eggs then you can expect blue or green eggs depending on the color of the egg the roo was hatched from.


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