question about breeding LEGHORNS and RHODE ISLAND REDS. Egg color??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by oliviad51, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend that wants a few chickens from me. I was going to hatch them from my incubator but she wants a certain color. Here is what color she wants.
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    She doesn't care if it is purebred or not.

    If I breed a white egg layer (leghorn HEN) with a brown egg layer (Rhode Island Red ROOSTER) Do you think I will get ^that color^ from the chicks that hatch?

    Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010
  2. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not for sure but i think you might get eggs that are lighter than that. It is worth the try!
     
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks for the quick response. They wouldn't be white though, will they? A little lighter is probably ok but if you think they would turn out white, ill try something else.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Leghorn x Production Red is a VERY common and actually commercialized cross, so yes, you'll get a color like the egg in the center. (pale brown, verging on a pink shade) The only difference is that the image has an orangey hint to it, when it reality the eggs are more on the "pink" tint.
     

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