Just a question.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by livefree, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. livefree

    livefree New Egg

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    I recently hatched a chicken from a white egg chicken. My rooster is an Easter egg Layer so I'm just wondering, what color egg my new chicken will lay? Thanks:)
     
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  2. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on your Easter Egger's genes (whether it carries genes for blue/green egg colour or not), but a white crossed with a blue can lay blue eggs.

    If I understand it correctly, your EE rooster can have 1 blue egg gene, 2 blue egg genes, or none at all.

    If your EE has 2 blue egg genes--kind of like a full set--the white will be overruled, because blue is dominant, and all the female chicks will lay blue. That's the simplest scenario.

    Otherwise, with 1 blue egg gene, 50% of the chicks should lay blue, I believe. And of course there will be no blue egg layers if your rooster carries no genes for that egg colour.

    I would say you have a good chance of blue eggs! I hope my explanation was accurate/made sense.

    Edit: You can also get brown egg layers, depending on your rooster's genes! You'll have to wait and see :)
     
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