F1 Oliver egger breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lunaRaye, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. lunaRaye

    lunaRaye Out Of The Brooder

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    If an F1 Oliver egger doesn't lay olive colored eggs, could her offspring still have the gene or is she no good for breeding.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Probably, yes, cull her from the project. You really want to breed from what you want when it comes to egg color, as most of the genes are not recessive and so what you see is what you get. What color is she laying? If it is some shade of brown, certainly remove her. If it's blue or green but simply not dark enough, cull her if you have better options.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What is her parentage and what color eggs is she laying?
     

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