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mutt cross- what color eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by klf73, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    If I have pullets that were the results from a brown laying hen and white(breed type) egg laying roo. Would the resulting pullets lay a lighter brown egg? I'm just curious what colo their eggs will be, of course I'm not patient enough to just wait and see [​IMG]
    Krista
     
  2. clarkestep

    clarkestep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor gave me mutt eggs to hatch and I'm wondering the same thing. Only thing is that one parent was an EEer and the other parent is a brown egger. I'm thinking the eggs these babies lay will be U-gly (long U sound), maybe an olive-brownish color? The babies themselves are pretty interesting as they all look different. They hatched on 6/13. I'm new to chickens so have no clue about your eggs, but I would say they will be some shade of brown, tan maybe? lol I suppose you will find out. LOL As will I.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure, but I'd think you're right, Krista.
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Quote:I think you are right - they might be an olive color. But then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder - some people like the olive colored eggs [​IMG]
     

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