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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jebyballard, May 24, 2012.
Will the chicken hatched from the egg lay eggs that color for sure?
It Might. It depends on the parents. If the parents both layed colored eggs then the chick should.
It all depends on the parents.
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?
It helps to know "Who's the Daddy".
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.
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?
Roosters doen't lay eggs! Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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.
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.