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

    Mar 28, 2013
    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 Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    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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