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What would you get if you cross an EE and Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dipence71, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Murrayville, IL
    I hatched out some EE and they are finally laying YAHH!! Green but not dark olive green eggs.

    What would I get if I hatch out a cross between EE hen and BO roo? Would they eventually lay brown or possibly olive colored eggs?
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    A mutt.

    Honestly though on egg color--I'm not sure....I would guess brown....but that's just a guess....
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    a green laying buff eepington?
  4. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    A very fluffy bird! I think the chances of an olive egger are maybe 1 in 4. Not knowing a single thing about egg shell genetics that is. It would all depend on the strength of the blue egg gene in the ee. You might not know that if you haven't raised them. Check earlobes, on our ee white earlobes = green eggs.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  5. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Murrayville, IL
  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I had a girl, she was 3/4 BO and 1/4 EE. I called her EE because she had green legs and laid green eggs, however she LOOKED like a green-legged BO with a little bit funky comb. I looooved her and she disappeared without a trace less than 2 weeks after she started laying [​IMG] My only adult picture of her (from my phone)

  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    You would get buff eepingtons that would lay green/olive/brown eggs.
  9. kmsek

    kmsek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2011
    N Fla
  10. discodannio

    discodannio Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2011
    Hmm... I thought they'd be called Beef Wellingtons...?

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