what color will the egg BE?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by vikkic08, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. vikkic08

    vikkic08 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I am new to chickens in all. So this might be a dumb question:

    If you mix two different chicken breeds, will the egg come out the egg color of the Mom - like her usual color, or will it be a mixture of the two breeds colors? What about her pullets egg colors?

    Just curious.
     
  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    it will be a mixture, that is the reason most EEs lay green eggs. it's a mix af blue and brown. a pullet's egg will be slightly lighter then the permanent color.
     
  3. vikkic08

    vikkic08 Out Of The Brooder

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    kool, Thank you!
     
  4. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    your welcome =) glad I could help!
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The hen's egg will always be the same colour, regardless of what you breed her to; her egg colour comes from the genes passed to her by both of her parents. Her offspring, however will receive genes from both mother and father that will influence their egg colour. In the case of the boys, they pass the genes on to their offspring, but as they do not lay, you really cannot tell which egg colour genes they have.
     
  6. vikkic08

    vikkic08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! :)
     

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