RIR or Splash Cochinwith Black Amauracana??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 77horses, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    We are planning on putting a black Amauracana pullet with either our RIR rooster and red star girls, or our buff girls and their rooster, the Splash Cochin boy. Both roosters are nice to the hens and have great manners, but I was wondering what the eggs would turn out to look like....? She will soon be laying normal blue eggs, unless we mix her with one of the roosters......
    Someone told me that if you put her with the RIR she will lay green, pink, or yellow eggs. Is this true with all breeds? Will her eggs be dif color if she is with the splash cochin???
    Thanks! [​IMG]

  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    The rooster has nothing to do with what color egg a hen or pullet will lay. It is already encoded in their genetics.

    Now, the offspring's egg color will change depending on what genes are crossed together.

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