What color eggs ? Any Guesses???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bald k9, May 18, 2010.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all what color would the eggs [might] be,with a white crested black x easter egger [regular brown leghorn] color be, and also what might the chicks look like? thanks for the guesses and info and pics if anyone has them thanks again!
     
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  2. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guesses????
     
  3. Hi Ernie! From your post, it's hard to decipher what the cross is to even make a guess.
    I saved this info (posted by someone smarter than me):
    Blue Egg Genetics

    The gene for blue eggs O is dominant, birds that have either O/O or O/o+ will have the gene.

    This gene is located extremely close to the pea comb gene P, again a dominant so either P/P or P/r+ will be pea combed.

    These genes are nearly always inherited together. So any pea combed pullets are very likely to lay blue/green based eggs.

    Green to Khaki eggs are blue eggs with a surface coating of brown pigment.

    Daughters of:

    A blue egg O/O male mated to a white egg female o+/o+ could be expected to lay paler blue eggs.

    A blue egg O/O male mated to a brown egg female o+/o+ could be expected to lay green eggs.

    A blue egg O/o+ male mated to a white egg female o+/o+ could be expected to lay some blue eggs and some white eggs.

    A blue egg O/o+ male mated to a brown egg female o+/o+ could be expected to lay some green/khaki eggs and some brown eggs.


    IF that was even what you were asking.
    Good luck with your crosses!
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    Lisa
     
  4. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:If for a complete novice , it might be better to clarify that one hen will not lay some blue and some brown [ or white ] ; some will lay one color , some will lay another .
     

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