Egg color

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jebyballard, May 24, 2012.

  1. Jebyballard

    Jebyballard In the Brooder

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    Will the chicken hatched from the egg lay eggs that color for sure?
     
  2. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Songster

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    It Might. It depends on the parents. If the parents both layed colored eggs then the chick should.
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    It all depends on the parents. [​IMG]
     
  4. JakeBremer

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    I have an Americana roo and a white leghorn hen, the americana would layb a blue-green if a girl, and the white leghorn lays a white. What will there baby lay?
     
  5. SueBaby

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    It helps to know "Who's the Daddy".

    My experience:

    A "blue andalusian", hatched from a perfectly white egg. Must have had a brown-egged daddy, because she lays beautiful cream colored eggs.

    3 muts that came from your typical brown eggs (Production Red mommas). Their daddy was an "americana" and all 3 lay olive/green eggs.

    2 muts that came from very light blue eggs. They must have had a brown-egged daddy too, because they lay light brown eggs without a trace of blue.
     
  6. snowk

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    What colors are dominant? I have what I believe to be a Welsummer mut roo (Berry White) and 28 hens of all descriptions. I was wondering if the brown was usually the dominate "gene" or if the blues or whites were generally dominant?
     
  7. cmfarm

    cmfarm Crowing

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    Roosters doen't lay eggs![​IMG] Sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
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  8. SueBaby

    SueBaby Songster

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    snowk, not sure if you can say dominant/recessive with egg color, but it's something like this...

    white eggs = no color all the way through
    brown eggs = brown pigment laid over white (usually)
    blue eggs= blue all the way through
    green/olive eggs = brown pigment laid over blue

    There there are many variations on those colors.
     
  9. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Songster

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    What color it hatched from doesn't mean anything towards what color it will lay unless it's a purebred chicken. I have leghorn mix's that lay brown eggs. needless to say they hatched from white eggs. The hens they came from were leghorn the rooster was a "mutt" of the chicken world.
     

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