what will i get from white ee roo????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by what was i thinking, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    if you have a ee roo will all offspring be ee? if he is white with green leggs...pic to follow.. is there anyway to put him with something special to get special colored eggs. i was told they are no good to have around because everyone will lay green eggs????? this is a pic from a few months ago. he has came "of age" since then. he goes none stop. so i would like to get rid of him, if he does no good for me.

  2. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    North Kohala, Hawaii
    Whatʻs the problem with green eggs. Fry up some ham and have a Dr. Seuss special of "Green Eggs and Ham"!
  3. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Quote:An EE roo mixed with other breeds will produce mixed (mutt) chicks, and yes, most of those chicks will probably lay olive colored eggs. It's possible you could get some chicks that lay brown eggs, though.
  4. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    olive eggers would be cool. i think i saw somewhere if they are with dark eggs like marans? thanks for your help.

  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Olive eggs ARE green. [​IMG] Anyway, I am certainly no expert but I would assume you would have a FAR less chance of seeing green tinted eggs with him mating a Marans but that is just a guess. Green eggs taste just like other eggs though and are soooooooo pretty!!! All the EE's I have had so far lay an olive colored egg and I just love them.

    What exactly are you wanting him to do when you say if he does no good for you? I mean, he will help you get fertile eggs to hatch which, unless you have pure breeds won't be pure breeds, so I am confused as to why his being an EE (an the egg color of his offspring) makes a difference? He will be just as fertile any other roo.
  6. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    no, i have roos to make different things. i don't need roos that i don't want offspring from. i have ee hens. i don't know if i want more.
    i realize that olive is green. thanks. but there is a another thread about making OLIVE eggs. that would be different from my green eggs now. but just to have a roo to have a roo, that i would keep in a cage because i don't want him with any of my hens, would be wrong. so i was asking so i could rehome him where he would be much happier. i can't afford to have roos to have roos. i feel keeping them in a cage is WRONG, when all the others are running around free.
  7. We have a white EE roo that gives us chicks of all colors.

  8. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    cool, he has busy already, so i think i might be having some of his babies soon.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    He is a pretty roo.

    I'd find some Ameraucanas that lay blue eggs and breed him to them.

  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Quote:Ive had a white Amercuana Bantam roo crossed with my blue and black Amercuana banty girls and he throw out anything like blacks, blues of all shades but no white ones ever popped up. All of them laid blue greenish shade eggs. These birds were from breeder lines, not hatchery bred.

    Good luck!

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