Show off "mixed breed" egg colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Delmar, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Delmar

    Delmar Songster

    I thought it would be fun to have a thread that celebrated the different color eggs you get when you mix breeds. I am particularly interested in any surprises you got!

    Does it get even more interesting when you cross mutts with mutts?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I once put a Giant Partridge Cochin roo over a Light Brown Leghorn... and she laid a gorgeous cream colored egg...

    still looking for the pic.
     
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

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    A bigger version than my avatar. We now have some that lay even darker eggs.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Delmar

    Delmar Songster

    Quote:Can you tell us the breed mixes of the birds that gave you those great eggs?
     
  5. Delmar

    Delmar Songster

    We have a RIR roo in with the girls right now. We have an Easter Egger that lays nice blue eggs. If I understand correctly their offspring has a real good shot at being "olive eggers" do they not?


    When you cross an Easter Egger with a breed that lays white eggs is the tendency to get eggs that are lighter blue?
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:No. You'll just get EE green eggs.


    Olive Eggers and true olive eggs come from a DARK brown layer x blue or green layer. [​IMG]

    As to the EE x white egg question, yes, granted the EE has the genes for blue, not green.




    I've got an Easter Egger mutt that is part Polish, part EE. She lays light blue eggs.

    I once had half Black Copper Marans, half New Hampshires - Laid pumpkin paste orange eggs.

    I have various Olive Eggers - not laying yet but expecting different shades of dark olive.

    I have some EE's from different breedings too, not laying yet but expecting different shades of a normal EE green.

    I have some Black Copper Marans x Polish, expecting light brown or speckled eggs, but they're too young to even wait for eggs. They're just about 2 months old, still time. . .


    At this moment, Olive, super-dark Plive, and Slate Gray are the only egg colors I don't have. Otherwise, I've got blue, robin's egg blue, light blue, shiny green, matte light green, pink, brown, speckled brown, pumpkin-orange, dark red, purple, and white.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  7. Delmar

    Delmar Songster

    Quote:No. You'll just get EE green eggs.


    Olive Eggers and true olive eggs come from a DARK brown layer x blue or green layer. [​IMG]

    My RIR eggs look pretty dark to me[​IMG]
     
  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

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    Ok some of our breeds are:

    EE
    Australorps
    LF Brahma
    Sussex
    Penedesenca
    Leghorn
    Orpington
    RIR
    Wyandotte

    I have 3 "pure" pens and one "layer" pen.
     
  9. jennifersmith326

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    Here are some of my eggs. I have a better picture of a lot more eggs, I'm looking for it.

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    Here they are
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