How To Tell If my EE Roo carries the blue egg gene?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by momofthree, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have approximately 3-4 roos in a batch of 12 EE's i bought as chicks locally. 5 out of 6 of my pullets have the green legs and one or two of the roos do also, but 2 of my roos don't have the green legs, they are more yellow/orange. Does this mean that they don't have the blue egg gene? I think one of them does have the muffs, but no beard as of yet (10-11 weeks old).
     
  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    You would be better off going by the comb. The pea comb gene and blue egg gene are close to each other. If he has a pea comb hes more likely to have inherited the blue gene also, but no guarantee.
     
  3. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, then i should be good to go because all 12 of mine have the pea comb, pullets and roos. Thanks.
     

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