Sex link RIR Rooster and White EE?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by reendersarens, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. reendersarens

    reendersarens In the Brooder

    Apr 23, 2015
    Houghton, MI
    I have a Rhode Island Red Rooster and white & black Easter Egger. If I incubate their eggs I should be able to tell which are hens because the roosters should have some white, correct? If so, what color will her eggs be? Thanks

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Unless the EE carries Silver, this is unlikely; the genetics of Easter Eggers are nearly impossible to determine as they are mutts. I've never seen one which carried Silver. So the chances of producing a sex link are low.

    The offspring's egg color depends on what the mother is carrying. If she is a homozygote for the blue egg gene (O/O) and produces a blue egg, all of her offspring with a brown laying cock will produce green egg laying offspring. If she is heterozygous (O/o) and lays a green egg, then only fifty percent of the offspring will produce a green egg and the other 50% a brown.

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