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

    Jun 21, 2010
    North Idaho
    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

    Sep 28, 2011
    i also want to know
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    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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