white egg layer crossed with a brown egg layer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dave3877, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. dave3877

    dave3877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sep 16, 2007
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    ok dumb question but here goes. i hjave a a few different pens for my birds out here and i call one of them the surprise pen because i have all my singles or low count of breeds in it. well i have a sicilian buttercup rooster and a rhode island red hen in it among a few other things but these being the parents that have mated and produced some adorable chicks which im including a photo of. well the question i have is what color egg will the chicks lay at maturity? im still learning about genetics and any simplified explanation will be helpful.
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    brown
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have some mixed (white layer over brown layer) and all 4 of my girls lay different shades of brown. The one that looks more like the white layer lays the lightest egg, not sure if that is coincidence or not...
    The rest lay a darker brown, but none as dark as the brown layer...
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Not a genetics expert here either. but, my whte layer crossed with brown layer lay a creamy beige egg,not white but closer to white than brown.
     
  5. dave3877

    dave3877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everybody. very helpful. i was figuring it was a cream color or tan. but you never can tell. guess ill know in a few months. ive got about 200 chickens right now and 15 different breeds so i will have to do some more mixing with the odd ones
     

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