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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StarLover21, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Songster

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    If I crossed a Salmon Faverolle roo with a Easter Egger hen, what color eggs would they lay (saying the EE layed blue/green eggs)

    If I crossed a EE roo with a SF hen, what color eggs would they lay? Same as above?

    Thanks!
     

  2. farmerChef

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    Would most likely just be green or brown(mostly ones with single comb). Doesn't matter roo over hen breed. Brown is dominate over blue eggs, that's how you get green (light brown over blue). Blue is dominate over white, just FYI.

    You have to breed them to a dark brown egg breed to get olive eggs, or breed to a white egg breed for pale green/blue eggs
     
  3. StarLover21

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    Is green dominite over white, too?
     
  4. farmerChef

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    Green is a mix of brown and blue
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:
    or brown(mostly ones with single comb)

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    They shouldn't be laying brown eggs, Faverolle lay a White Egg so they should be light Blue or Green if the EE lays a green/Blue egg.

    Blue X Blue = Blue
    Blue X White (eg, Leghorn) = Blue
    Blue X Brown (eg, RIR) = Green
    Blue X Dark Brown (eg, Maran) = Olive Brown


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  6. farmerChef

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    Faverolles lay light brown eggs
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    They lay a tinted egg. It's much paler than a brown egg, like a creamy color. I have one from a hatchery now that lays a brown egg, but her coloring is really wrong and I think she's a mutt. All my others have always laid a pale egg. So, you probably wouldn't see much of a difference in egg color, compared to what the EE was laying or carrying for egg color.
     

  8. Chris09

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    Quote:Most Faverolles will lay a tinted egg to dirty white, either why the offspring of the cross should still lay a green/blue egg.

    Chris
     

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