ss over ee = what color eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LocoPollo, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some speckled sussex/easter egger crosses in my incubator at the moment just for fun. what does crossing the blue green egg layers with the brown egged sussex do to the offsprings egg color? more olive green? both blue green and brown?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I'd assume olive green but im no expert on this sub lol!
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've had 3 black australorp x EE hens. Two laid olive green eggs, one laid brown. And I don't know which parent was which.

    That's the closest I've had to SSxEE. Keep us updated!
     
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Most likely you'll get green egg layers....a bit darker shade since the Sussex will pass brown egg genes.

    But brown or 'pink' layers are possible. EEs are so mixed that it really adds to the possibilities. I think they're great fun though.
     

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