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Question about egg color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cowens1950, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. cowens1950

    cowens1950 New Egg

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    I have a Cochin rooster and I have Araucanas hens and my hens are currently laying green and blue eggs. My question is when I hatch these eggs and raise these new chickens, will all of these new hens lay brown eggs because of the type of rooster that I have, or can some of them still lay the green or blue eggs? Do I need to get a Araucanas rooster? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Brown x blue = green.

    Brown x green = green or brown, about 50/50.

    Since Cochins lay a lighter brown/cream egg, your offspring pullet will likely have a stronger green color than if you were using a darker brown egger rooster.
     
  3. Michael OShay

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  4. cowens1950

    cowens1950 New Egg

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Anytime
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome. :eek:)
     

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