Genetics question..

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  1. jwells84

    jwells84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my flock I have 8 white leghorns, a red naked neck , and a Lavender oprtington cross. My rooster is a Naked Neck. I'm incubating eggs, have 18 going right now.. my question is will the chicks(hens) that hatch from the white leghorn eggs lay white or brown eggs when they come of age? Where is a good place to find out more of chicken genetics? Thanks
     
  2. Mr King

    Mr King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with naked neck eggs color but most likely they will lay very light brown, very close to white egg shell.
    What's exactly what your looking for with genetics?
     
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  3. jwells84

    jwells84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my Naked Neck hen lays light brown egg I'm trying to breed for the NN gene, for the featherless necks, which from what I've read is dominant so all chicks hatched from my Naked Neck rooster will be Naked neck. but I was also hoping for chickens that will produce a brown or light brown egg. as that is what most people around where I live look for and want when they buy farm fresh eggs.
     
  4. Mr King

    Mr King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok try this: get the best one for your criteria of the males from leghorn x Neked Neck, and cross this one with your naked neck hen. You will have 3/4 neked neck 1/4 leghorn ; this should be better layers that just having pure necked neck. And they should be pretty much looking like a naked neck. That's a good way to start.
     

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