I haven't posted a new topic for a while. I have been loitering and lurking on the Marans thread for months But I have an Easter Egger who is an exceptional egg layer. She lays a really green, pretty egg and lays one almost every day. I was thinking the other day that if I ever lost her, I might not be able to find another one that was such a good layer, so I was thinking I would like to find a well behaved rooster for her. But I don't know anything about green egg genes. Can anyone offer some advice? Do the roosters pass on the genes for the brightness of color? Do you need to breed closely related birds to get the same egg color? Those are Marans egg rules. I don't know how green egg genes are passed on. Here's some of her eggs. They always seem to look a bit bluer in pics than they are. They are actually a very minty green color.