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How do you selectively breed for blue eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Forevermore5413, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Forevermore5413

    Forevermore5413 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that to get a green egg layer you cross a brown egg layer and a blue egg layer, but how do you get the blue eggs.
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    By using a breed that lays blue eggs. Ameraucanas, Araucanas and cream Legbars are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
     
  3. rc50

    rc50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One must remember too that you have to breed a white egg layer to a blue egg layer to get blue eggs from them.... brown to blue will get you olive colored eggs....
     
  4. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if you breed a cream legbar to a silkie, you would get a silkie cross that lays blue eggs?
     
  5. rc50

    rc50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long as that silkie lays white eggs.... yeap
     
  6. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's kinda cream colored. [​IMG] not the best picture
     
  7. rc50

    rc50 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can just breed them and hope for the best :) you know what you like want so just need to keep the faith and breed them :)
     
  8. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks for the info.
     
  9. Forevermore5413

    Forevermore5413 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks yall:3 going to look into some blue layers:)
     

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