is there only one way to make a green egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by technodoll, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have read that if you cross a hen with the blue egg gene to a roo with the brown egg gene, you will get an olive (or green) egg layer.

    Is the opposite also true?

    If you breed a hen with the brown egg gene to a roo with the blue egg gene, would you get offspring that lay green or olive eggs?

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I think the best "Olive" eggers come from a cross of a Blue Egg roo X Maran hen.

    Green can come in any number of ways., but usually best I believe if the roo comes from a blue egg and hen brown egg.
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! Good to know, wooo!

    So I could, in theory, let my EE roo mate with my brown-egg layers (sexlinks) to possibly get pale olive egg layers??

    I don't have any marans or other dark brown egg layers... crossing fingers this could work?
     
  4. doubled

    doubled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soak em in a little green food coloring and vinegar and all your eggs will be green...
     

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