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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hoover67, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Songster

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    Hi,

    We are incubating 12 eggs from a friend. The kids are asking whether the two green eggs, should they turn out to be hens, will lay green eggs also. We are so excited! BTW, mom was an EE and the dad was either a leghorn or a RIR.

    Michele
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    It's a mystery [​IMG] Impossible I think to say which genes they got for sure. They may or may not lay green eggs. I have heard that the males pass genes to the daughters and vice versa... but I am not sure if this extends to egg color genes, or even if it is as simple as that [​IMG]

    But... there are many nice blue egg breeds available from folks here at the BYC [​IMG] I currently have a bator full of Ameraucanas and Araucanas [​IMG] And hatched some Easter Eggers last time! [​IMG]

    Good luck with your hatch! It is so much fun! [​IMG]

    AND....

    Welcome to the BYC!
     
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  3. Myst4

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    Quote:If I didn't live in Canada,I'd order some blue eggs from someone on here [​IMG]
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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    Only time will tell! There's really no way of knowing what color their eggs will be until they start laying eggs. My nephew bought a white leghorn from someone and it looks just like a white leghorn, but has to have something else in it somewhere along the lines because it lays brown eggs! So, who knows! It might and it might not. [​IMG]
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Quote:We do have some other Canadian members.... Not sure what they have breed-wise...but, you never know [​IMG]
     
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