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What color egg help?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by magsrags, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    What color eggs might a hen lay....that has been crossed between a black Araucana roo....over a pure silkie? Anyone have any ideas please?
    I hatched this combo and it is so pretty and interesting. All black...black skin....10 toes.....black eyes/beak......and appears to be rumpless having only a smidgon of a tail feather or 2 at just over 3 weeks old.
    Regular feathers unlike a silkie.... and LONG legs...some light feathering on the top of the legs only..LOL
    If a hen I wonder if she will lay colored eggs or cream eggs like silkies lay.Thanks!
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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    My silkieXaraucanas have laid eggs the colour of the green plastic easter eggs. Much prettier than the usual drab green that always look a bit muddy in colour from a typical cross with a brown egg layer (sorry to those who like olive coloured eggs--I don't care for that colour for anything).

    If you breed back to a silkie you might eventually get silkies that lay green or blue green eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Reall??? Oh now THAT would be fun!!!
    Thanks so much for replyingg. Fingers crossed for hen for sure! [​IMG]
     

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