What color will their eggs be?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickendude, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have crossed my silver laced polish roo with a Rhode Island Red hen. Does any one know what the egg color might be?
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean the color of the eggs from grown chicks hatched from the pair? Otherwise RIR's lay brown eggs. It doesn't matter what the roo is.
     
  3. atimme

    atimme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably brown. Some speckled, but mostly brown because of the RIR.
     
  4. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I have two 4 week old chicks that my RIR hen hatched. Their dad ( roo ) is a SLP.
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Brown is dominant but there are lots of brown genes so frequently when you cross to a lighter egg color you lose a few shades. Sometimes you get speckles especially when crossing chickens that both lay a different shade of brown.
     
  6. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks. I heard the EE'rs were mixed with a brown layer. Is there any possibility the eggs could be green or blue shaded?
     

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