Silver breeds with colorful eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mr. Tburg, May 20, 2019.

  1. Mr. Tburg

    Mr. Tburg Chirping

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    I'm wanting to start a flock of silver hens and ccl with each hen laying different colored eggs. I have a ccl rooster and hen and want to be able to sex chicks when hatched ccl is autosexing and sex the rest by color. I read if you cross a ccl with a silver hen you can sex by color. Is this possible and what silver breeds are there and what color are there eggs
     
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  2. Mr. Tburg

    Mr. Tburg Chirping

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    Could be white or chocolate eggs too just want as many different colors as possible
     
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  3. Fairyloop5

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    Can we have pics?
     
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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    It does work. Your pullets will be much brighter in colour than their sire is, because they will have only one copy of the ig dilution gene, which changes your rooster's colour from gold to cream. This should make them easy to tell apart from the silver males.

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    I'd get silver Wheaten Ameraucanas. (Usually just called silver ameraucanas) for blue eggs.

    Silver Birchen Marans will also carry silver. (Birchen almost always refers to a silver-carrying bird, but it can also refer to gold.) for chocolate.

    Any white Columbian bird carries silver.
     
  5. Mr. Tburg

    Mr. Tburg Chirping

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    AWESOME!!!
    Then I would be hatching sex linked EE'S and Olive Eggers and know what color eggs they will produce?
     
  6. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    The Marans' chicks should lay olive eggs. (Assuming you get good, chocolate-egg-laying stock. I advise avoiding hatchery birds and going to a quality breeder instead, as eggshell colour is really hard to get right—you don't even see the eggs until the pullet's a few months old, and you never see what colour the cockerel would lay, if he were female, so it's really hard to breed for good eggshell colour.)

    True Ameraucanas (rather than Americanas or Easter Eggers) should lay blue eggs. If you breed them with a CCl, their offspring should lay blue eggs.
     
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  7. Mr. Tburg

    Mr. Tburg Chirping

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    Yeah I'd be buying hatching eggs so I can see the eggs color
     
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  8. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    If you use a CCL you'll be limiting all your offspring's egg color to a shade of blue or green.
    CCL crosses can't produce white or brown egg layers.
     
  9. Mr. Tburg

    Mr. Tburg Chirping

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    Yeah that's fine mainly care about the hens having different colored eggs from each other so I know which hen layed each egg
     
  10. Mr. Tburg

    Mr. Tburg Chirping

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    I was mainly trying to find out if there's a list of silver gene chickens that shows what color there eggs are
     

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