I am fairly new to the Chicken world and have many questions.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickyshay, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. chickyshay

    chickyshay New Egg

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    Can anyone tell me what is the difference between a F1 and F2 Easter Egger? Also has anyone bred an Easter Egger Roo to a White Leghorn hen? I have a very beautiful black and white EE Roo that I thought would make awesome chicks with my leghorns. My Leghorns lay every day and so do my EE hens (his sisters) also lay every day so the chicks should be good at the production of eggs. What color would the eggs be?
     
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    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  4. chickyshay

    chickyshay New Egg

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    Thanks.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    F refers to the generation - F1 is the first generation produced by a cross between 2 parents (children), F2 the second generation (grandchildren).

    An EE crossed with a leghorn would produce eggs the color of the EE parent, possibly diluted some. Since EE's can lay just about any color egg, it would be hard to predict what color his offspring would lay.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. An F1 EE rooster will carry a blue egg gene and a brown egg gene. Which of these two color genes he gives to his offspring will determine the color of the offspring's eggs. Statistically speaking there is a 50/50 chance that the offspring will lay eggs some color other than some shade of brown. This drops off considerably with an F2 EE, which may or may not have a blue egg gene (his EE parent could have given him a brown egg gene as well as his non-EE parent). Statistically speaking, the chance of an F2 EE rooster and a White Leghorn hen producing an egg some color other than some shade of brown drops to 25%. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your EE breeding.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  10. chickyshay

    chickyshay New Egg

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    Thank you to everyone who responded - I appreciate it. This is such a great site and I rely on it when making a decision to purchase chicks.
     

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