Olive Egger Genetics Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by makemineirish, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. makemineirish

    makemineirish Out Of The Brooder

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    I have yet to find the answer to this in my reading:

    Is there a difference between eggs produced by different genders of the same breed crosses?

    (No, I am not referencing egg-laying roosters ...smart-asses[​IMG])

    i.e.:

    If you crossed a blue-egg rooster on a brown-egg hen, would you get differently hued eggs from the resulting offspring than if you crossed a brown-egg rooster on a blue-egg hen for your olive eggers?

    (in the way that the respective genders of a tiger and lion affect whether the cub exhibits dwarfism or gigantism)?

    I do not expect much in the way of a response, but hoped that someone far better versed in chicken genetics than a neophyte like me would have a more educated guess.

    Thanks in advance for any help
     
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  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Easy.....
    I use the bluest eggs layers under a Marans rooster and got this...
    [​IMG]
    I also have another pen that has 1st generation Olive Eggers under a Lavender AM, no one has laid eggs yet so I have to wait a while before I see what their chicks will lay.
     
  3. makemineirish

    makemineirish Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thrilled to get a reply. Have you tried reversing the gender selection with the same breeds used in this cross? (Marans hen under blue-egg rooster)

    I understand that there will be some genetic variation in the individuals used, but simply wondered if there was any gender-linked skew.
     
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  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    That is what I am doing with the Lavender Ameraucana rooster. I want to add one or two of my FBCM hens with him, but not until the girls with him start to lay. They the OE's will go under the OE cockerel and some of the Marans will go under the Lavender. I don't know genetics, due to my brain not being able to process all those little genes. But there are a lot of folks on here that do, that I can ask questions. I've tried study it but it doesn't work.
     

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