Question about breeding and egg color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cranman, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Cranman

    Cranman Out Of The Brooder

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    If a BCM roo and a Blue PR make a baby will the BCM trait of dark eggs be passed on to the chick? My PR's lay a light brown egg now but will daddy pass on the dark egg gene to a chick?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Just a little.

    I had an accidental hatching of BCM x New Hampshire, and the pullets from that group are just now beginning to lay. Through their first weeks' worth of eggs, I'm getting some orange colored eggs. (basically the color you'd expect from hatchery welsummers or cuckoo marans)
     

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