pink egg laying EE?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by warhorse, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If an EE reliably lays a pink egg, is there any way to try to replicate that in offspring? Is there anyone who "breeds and sells" pink egg laying EE?
     
  2. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. When breeding EE's you are rolling the dice as to what kind of egg you will get from their progeny.

    God Bless,
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    when you got EE's do they lay the same color egg everytime or does it go blue, green, blue, pink, ?
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A hen always lays the same colour of egg--it will get lighter in shade as she progresses through a laying cycle, but after a broody spell or molt it will start as dark as it ever was.
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    oh yeah if you breed a blue laying EE w/ Ro from a Blue laying EE do you get a blue laying EE. What about a Ro from a blue egg does that have any bearing on progeny. Anybody tried just hatching chicks from one color egg and crossing those w/ others hatched from the same color egg.
     
  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Why hasn't anyone answered my question?
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I may be wrong, but I think a "pink" egg is simply a light brown egg, it is all in the tint/shade of the egg.

    If you breed a rooster that came from a blue egg to a hen that lays blue eggs, you "should" get blue eggs from the resulting pullet.

    If I am not right, some one please correct me.....
     
  8. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at my pink EE egg and I wonder if "pink" is a hen carrying one gene of brown, therefore making a lighter brown egg.
     
  9. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought you could get pink from certain production reds "Cherry Eggers". I thought all the EE were blues/greens and maybe a lavender.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Cherry eggers are just a RIR/Leghorn cross, and they lay a light brown egg. That is where the nick name cherry egger comes from.
     

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