What color will eggs be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by buckaroo's wife, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2009
    North Central Texas
    I have a hen that I absolutely adore. She lays beautiful jumbo green eggs. I have a white leghorn mix rooster. Any way to tell what color eggs their chicks MIGHT lay?? I'm new to "chicken genetics"
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    They will all lay pale green eggs, some verging on white.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Unless the leghorn mix ended up with brown egg genes, in which case they may be a darker shade of green; and depending on whether the hen has two copies of the blue eggshell gene or just one, some may lay brown or white eggs (if she only has one copy).
  4. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want to keep the blue egg gene, keep the pea combed chicks. They are more likely than the straight combed ones to carry the blue egg gene.

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