If the Roo is an EE, will the offspring be an EE even if the hens are not???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by birdsforbrowns, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. birdsforbrowns

    birdsforbrowns Out Of The Brooder

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    So the title tells the tale...we are wanting to hatch some offspring of our EE Rooster, Zoltar. He is a magnificent dude, if I do say so myself, but since he is a "dude" we aren't getting the colorful egg variety we had hoped for (the only EE chick we got). Our hens are buff, RIR and Australorps, so my question is: Will the babies be EE's, and will they lay blue/green/pink eggs? I know the EE breed is basically a mutt breed, despite him being sold to us as a Araucana hen (haha), so I didn't know which parent's genes were dominant in egg laying qualities. Thank you in advance for your expertise!!!
     
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  2. EweSheep

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    Yes, his offsprings will be EEs and they will lay all colors of eggs.
     
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    Thank you!!!!
     

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