What will I get? White Leghorn Roo on...

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  1. Hoodiyep

    Hoodiyep Out Of The Brooder

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    So I just got a White Leghorn Rooster. I have some friends that don't have a lot of extra spending money, but they want some additional free range hens for eggs. They have a large family and go through a ton of eggs. I thought it would be nice to breed some hens for them as a gift. Can ya'll tell me, what will I get if I put my White Leghorn Roo on the below?

    White Leghorn Roo on Cream Legbar=? Will it lay blue eggs?
    White Leghorn Roo on Easter Egger=? Will it lay colored eggs?
    White leghorn Roo on Black Sex Link=?
    White Leghorn Roo on Golden Comet=?

    Thanks for your help guys! I am excited to learn about what will hatch! :)
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Leghorn crosses are usually really nice layers, your friends should be happy with them. The sex link X pullets will lay a lighter brown egg than mom usually. If your colored egg layers carry two copies of the blue gene, their pullets will lay colored eggs, just usually lighter than the parent and more bluish, the EE X will probably be more greenish than the CL X since they usually carry more brown egg shell genes than the CLs ... if your hens only carry one copy of the blue gene than the other half of their pullets that don't get the blue gene will lay light brown/cream/white shelled eggs.
    The commercial White Leghorns are usually dominant white feathered so all the chicks will be mostly white feathered, usually with a few black colored feathers here or there, or some faint patterning.
     
  3. Hoodiyep

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    Awesome!!! Thanks!!!!
     

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