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If you have a cuckoo maran rooster over a diffrent breed hen can......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bock_Bock, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    the offspring if pullets lay the dark brown eggs or will it take over the other half of the mix?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Egg colour genes are not sex-linked--both parents contribute equally.
     
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    ok i see so if you had the dark maran layer and a white leghorn you would prob get like tan eggs then right

    is this how you get those super dark ee eggs is by crossing a ee with a maran?
     
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  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Egg colour genes are not sex-linked--both parents contribute equally.

    As a result of several studies, some of the genes affecting egg colour were concluded to be sex linked.
    (Punnett & Bailey, 1920; Hall, 1944)​
     
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    do you remember what sort of colors were sex linked?
     
  6. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Punnett concluded that some factors affecting brown egg colour were sex linked. There are quite a few factors affecting egg colour.
     
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  7. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    man that stinks but doesnt dark always cap over light?
     

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