What color eggs will designer chickens produce?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by addiedunn, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. addiedunn

    addiedunn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now, Attack Chicken has 11 of my eggs in her incubator. We had been talking about splitting an order of chicks at TSC, but something went completely haywire and we decided to just incubate mine since she was firing her bator up for some banty eggs, anyway.
    I have spent the last hour and a half searching for my answer before I posted but I'm still confused. [​IMG] What color eggs will the mutts lay? Since they chickens involved are all brown layers, will the eggs be brown or will I be surprised with a weird color? (blues, greens, etc.)

    My chickens are listed in my sig line.....
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Well your roo came from a brown egg, and so do all of your hens, so more likely than not, any pullets that come from those eggs will produce brown eggs.
     
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  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't see anything in here that will give you anything other than some shade of brown. Now which shade? That's the fun with mutts. You never know what you are getting.
     
  4. addiedunn

    addiedunn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you guys. I figured that, too, but somehow in my reading I got MORE confused and thought I'd end up with some green or blue. But I'm good with brown.
    I just can't wait to see what the chicks look like when they are full grown!
     

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