What color will their eggs be?

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

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

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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

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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

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

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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 Crowing

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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

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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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