Why does my EE have a partial crest

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by topdog24, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. topdog24

    topdog24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What cross"s were made to result in this pullet having a partial crest, She lys a light olive egg, i was thinking maybe some cross Crested Cream Legbar, any thoughts on this?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Crested Cream Legbar makes sense. That would account for the blue egg gene needed to produce an EE. If the egg she lays is an olive egg, then the other parent would be a chocolate egg layer like a Maran, Welsummer, or Barnevelder. She's a beautiful bird.
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. topdog24

    topdog24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I plan to breed her with my FBCM Roo, i think the offspring would be beautiful and lay a dark Olive egg
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. If you breed her with your Marans roo, the color of offsprings' eggs will depend on whether they recieve her blue egg gene or her brown egg gene. If they receive her blue egg gene, then you will get more Olive Eggers. If they receive her brown egg gene, you will get chocolate egg layers.
     
  7. topdog24

    topdog24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, either way, it is a win/win as i have a Crested Cream Legbar Roo that i could breed the choclates to and have dark olive layer, correct?
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, a blue egg layer X a chocolate egg layer will give you an Olive Egger.
     
  9. topdog24

    topdog24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Micheal, glad to hear i am on track, i have big plans for breeding EEs/ Olive eggers for the local market
     

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