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What color eggs would I get?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nab58, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I hatched a green EE egg fertilized by a purebred Barnevelder?

    Is there a science to figure that out?

    Is brown always dominant over green or could I get a darker green egg?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    There are two colors for eggshells, white or blue. Blue is dominant over white. Brown eggs are the result of a coating that is applied on top of white eggshells. Green is the result of that same brown coating, but applied on a blue eggshell. There are over nine different genes for that brown coating, and a bird can have a combination of several of those genes.
    Now, since the hen already had a brown coating gene, and may only have one blue eggshell gene instead of two; you might get a variety shades of green or brown from the resulting chicks.
     

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