Hatching Easter Egger eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grjonid, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. grjonid

    grjonid Out Of The Brooder

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    Can my brown egg laying EE's have offspring that lay green eggs?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Possibly, if bred with a rooster that carries the blue egg gene.
     
  3. grjonid

    grjonid Out Of The Brooder

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    But does that not then go for all my chickens no matter what the breed. I can get green eggs only if I breed from a "green" rooster.
    If an EE lays brown eggs does that mean she doesn't have the green gene at all and thus cannot pass it on?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    There is no green gene. A chicken that lays a green egg is actually laying a blue egg that is covered with a brown coating, causing it to appear green.
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    You are correct a hen that lays brown eggs has no other genes to pass on.
     

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