What color egg would a White Leghorn/RIR cross lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mom2chicksandpups, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    I hope this is the right place to post this. We have some chicks that are a cross between a Rhode Island Red roo and a White Leghorn hen. What color eggs should the offspring of this cross lay?

    Thanks!
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    I'm no expert and the closest thing I can say to help is if the hen has red earlobes then it will lay brown eggs and white earlobes will lay white. So, I would only guess since the parents would be one of each it would be a toss up. Maybe someone else knows for sure [​IMG]
     
  3. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Southeast Alabama
    I didn't think about looking at the earlobes. Thanks. I don't know if that's possible with the young chicks that I have, but I will take a look. I am trying to decide if I want to keep them. I don't need any more white egg layers, so I was hoping they might take after the RIR and lay brown eggs.
     
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    How old are the chicks?
     
  5. killer

    killer Songster

    they will lay brown eggs
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes light brown eggs, those would be red stars chicks. Can sex them by color also(sex link)
     
  7. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    See, I told you someone would know. [​IMG]
     
  8. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

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    Quote:Agreed with this person. ^
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  9. mxpres

    mxpres Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
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    what color would determine the hens from the roos? [​IMG]
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    pullets=buff or brown

    Males=yellow or white
     

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