feathering out and egg color questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Egg Rookie 2010, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mama who hatched eggs....3 are EEs and 1 cuckoo Marans. Will the EEs feather to look like the hen that laid them or is it a crap shoot? The daddy is a Cochin so they all have feathered legs which is so cool but they do not have his coloring as far as I can tell. Also do they lay the color of egg they hatched from if they are a girl?
     
  2. ShaunThomasobr

    ShaunThomasobr Out Of The Brooder

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    i also want to know
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They will lay an egg color of both parents' genes combined, same as feather color. If mom or dad had genes for a green egg and the other a brown egg - You'll get likely brown eggs, possibly greenish ones.

    EE x Cuckoo Marans = birds that are barred but with a little bit of red on the neck. They'll look like Cuckoo Marans but with beards and have slight reddish orange tickling on them.

    They'll lay olive colored eggs.
     

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