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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by insanity, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. insanity

    insanity Songster

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    I've looked for the answer and can't find it so I figured I'd just ask. I saw a chart explaining what you get if you cross dark layers to blue layers but what if your roo is a white layer? I have EE, OE, and dark brown layer hens, my roo is a white layer breed. Does anyone know what that will do to future hens egg color?

    Example: EE x Maran = OE
    OE x white layer = ????
    Maran x white= ????
    Thanks
     

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    In my not-so-vast expereince, a white layer just lightens the color of the other paren't gene.
    White layers x green layers--light mint green.
    White layer x medium brown--light brown/cream.
     
  3. neilgal

    neilgal In the Brooder

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    Hard to tell it's all about the punnet-square.
    I think you should experiment with this and let us know.
     
  4. insanity

    insanity Songster

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    I will. It should make a good post/article. My first batch is in the bator now so I'll keep records.
     

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