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What color eggs will they lay?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by livestock101, May 7, 2007.

  1. livestock101

    livestock101 In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2007
    I've been raising chickens for years but I have a "first" for me and dont know the answer.

    We decided to hatch some mutts for the first time, just to see what we would get. The hen is a white leghorn and the rooster is a standard silver laced wyandotte.

    So my question is, will the pullets from this lay white eggs like the leghorn or brown like wyandottes do?
  2. ella

    ella Songster

    I believe egg color is determined my the father. So they would lay brown eggs. [​IMG]
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Incredible, just learned something new. Great question livestock and thanks for the answer ella! [​IMG]
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    White egg color is recessive. Blue and Brown egg colors are dominant.

  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Hmm so that explains why when I had crosses with my EE hen and RIR rooster, the off spring laied nasty canned olive green eggs?
  6. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Quote:Wow that sounds cool actually [​IMG]
    Add some ham and have some breakfast Sam I Am.
    Just dont eat them with a fox. :eek:

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