Olive Egger Question...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bluedawg, May 25, 2010.

  1. bluedawg

    bluedawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Croton on Hudson
    Can Marans Roo Ameraucana mix produce Olive egg laying hens? I read the Roo has to be the blue egg layer. Is tha true?
     
  2. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    If the Ameraucana hen carries two copies of the gene for blue eggs all the pullets from a mating to a Marans roo will have one copy for blue and lay olive [ or at least green ] and all the cockerals from that cross will be carrying one copy of the blue gene plus the genetics needed for olive .
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Yes.

    I read the Roo has to be the blue egg layer. Is tha true?

    No.​
     

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