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Rooster genes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hillschicks, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big of a roll does the rooster play in what type of eggs a chick will lay?? For example if we mixed a welsummer roo with a barred rock or something with a light brown egg... Would the resulting pullets get their egg from their mother or would the father throw his tarra cotta eggness into the mix leaving it a roll of the dice for the chicks??
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that it would be somewhere in between the colors. Although, sometimes they can take more after one side than the other.

    I like my Easter Eggers so when I keep a rooster I try to make sure that he come from a green/blue eggs. So that I have a better chance of the offspring laying a colored egg.


    Here's one of my current roosters:
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    Cannot be be positively positive but I think that this one came from a brown egg (Naked Neck hen) covered by a Easter Egger rooster (he being from a green colored egg).
     
  3. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mkay, so basically its a roll of the dice, but adding a welsummer rooster to my flock will help vary egg color in future generations... Good deal
     

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