Stupid egg color genetics question

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by LoneCowboy, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Do egg color follow the roo or the hen? If I breed my EE roo to my red sexlinks, will they still lay brown eggs or green eggs?
     
  2. coopist

    coopist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg color isn't sex-linked, so chicks get it from both parents.

    "Blue and brown egghell genes present simultaneously give a shade of green on the exterior of the egg."

    --from Chicken Genes of Common Interest.

    So, green and brown will probably give a sort of olive color.​
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Thanks, That's a color I don't have, maybe I'll give it a try. [​IMG]
     

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