Green/Blue Egg gene question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MissD'uccle, May 23, 2010.

  1. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Ok these little buggers just hatched out from a rogue EE bantam mommy. She disappeared a few weeks ago and showed up today with NINE little ones. Sheesh, she's good [​IMG] Anyways...the daddy is a mille fleur d'uccle, she lays a pretty teal color egg. Will the babies lay the green/blue egg or is it a toss up? Thanks!

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  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Awww ~ she looks like a good mommy with all her cute little ones!
     
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  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a toss up. If she has 2 copies of the blue egg gene then they'll all lay blue/green. If she only has 1 copy (which a lot of EEs do) then some will lay blue/green and some will lay brown/cream. I have 2 EE/Silkie girls from my EE roo and Silkie hen...1 lays cream and the other lays green.
     
  4. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Yes She's a good mommy. I moved her and her babies to a brooder to keep them safe though. We have a free range flock and barn cats so don't wanna take the chance! thanks for the info on the eggs. I can't wait to see how these little ones turn out! [​IMG]
     
  5. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is very pretty and the babies are so cute
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    How wonderful.

    They'll probably lay green or brown.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:If they ALL lay blue/green eggs, you'll have yourself some extra-special cockerels. [​IMG]
     
  8. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Quote:If they ALL lay blue/green eggs, you'll have yourself some extra-special cockerels. [​IMG]

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  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    MissD'uccle :

    Quote:If they ALL lay blue/green eggs, you'll have yourself some extra-special cockerels. [​IMG]

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    [​IMG] You know what I meant! [​IMG]
     

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