"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Sally Sunshine

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  2. Sally Sunshine

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    egg color should be a greenish shade depending on how blue and how tan each breed the darker egg the darker the green
     
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  4. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Sally's link probably explains it all but eggs only come in white and blue... The other variations are caused by a brown pigment that some most chickens add at the end of the egg making process.. So if you have a blue egg laying roo and you breed it with a brown pigmented egg layer you will get the variations of green. Does that make sense?
     
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    THESE ARE STILL OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF BYC TO ENTER!!!

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  6. Pensmaster

    Pensmaster Chicken Obsessed

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    Can't wait for my Legbars to start laying. Meanwhile what would the cross of leghorn and legbar rooster come up with?
     
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  8. Razadia

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    I'm kinda scared of the swap I'm going to tomorrow. Someone is supposed to be there with Rhodebar and Legbar roos that they've been selling on our group for $3. I'm not sure I could pass up a Legbar roo for that price. I do need another roo though....
     
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    Pensmaster Chicken Obsessed

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    $3 is great price. What age. I've got a neighbor that sells his excess Roos for $2 at 6 weeks I'll pick some up from time to time.
     
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