just a question i am not sure of

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by farmer boy, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am wondering something I have no green egg laying genes in my hens or roosters but I hatched some chicks out and one of them lays a green egg and she has a pea comb and now she is broody but she makes this siren type noise its weird but back to what I was asking .. I don't know if you can create an green egg laying hen from no green egg laying genes .. I had some ees before but they were killed and only one offspring was hatched out and he was killed by a fox so im not to sure how I get green egg laying genes from that
     
  2. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the genes have to be there somewhere. What birds are the parents of the one laying a green egg?
     
  3. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    im not sure who the mother or father is but I have no other hens who lay green eggs but pea combed birds are popping up randomly 2 so far a cockerel and now a hen so im not sure who they are coming from
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Peacomb is dominant, so look your birds over to find which one(s) don't have single combs. Since you only have the one laying green eggs, I would expect she inherited the gene from her father.
     
  5. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    all my rooster have single combs but two one has a cushion comb and a V-comb and I have no hens that have pea combs
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The cushion-combed boy is almost certainly the daddy. Cushion comb is essentially walnut comb: a combination of both rose and pea comb genes.
     
  7. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    okay I thought it might be him they have his colors and he is the alpha rooster (he is a partridge chantecler)
     

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