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which is dominant brown shell or white shell color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jmc, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    If you cross a leghorn (white shell) with an rir (brown shell), what color eggs would you get?

  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    D brown + white usually equals a light brown egg.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Yep, light brown eggs.

    White eggs just pale whatever they're combined with.
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    And that would be the same whether the female was laying the brown eggs or the white eggs? Whether you crossed a male from a brown egg with a white egg laying female, or a male from a white egg with a brown egg laying female? The females would always lay pale in-betweeny coloured eggs?
  5. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    I'm no expert at the gene thing, but all my mutts have a varying shade of shell color depending on the parents.
    I get alot of light brown eggs....
  6. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    thank you so far!

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