why is our first egg blue when the hens were a road island and black sex link and the rooster was a

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lrayle, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    What was the rooster?
     
  3. BuffOrps123

    BuffOrps123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Rhode Island hen must be crossed with something else
     
  4. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I didn't say this right The rooster was a road island and the hen was a black sex link this is one of the babies and they both look alike
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  5. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same issue. I was told that some where in her genes is a blue egg.
     
  6. lrayle

    lrayle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does that mean they might have easter egger in one or the other
     
  7. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly.
     
  8. BuffOrps123

    BuffOrps123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It must have a little trace of another breed that lays blue eggs!
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do you have pictures of the parents? Someone isn't what you're saying!
     
  10. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up with a green egg layer when I crossed a Dominique hen with what I was told was a golden laced Wyandotte roo that was given to us. He must have had the blue gene from a cross somewhere in his lineage. I inadvertently made my own sex linked Easter egger! Someone's got the blue egg gene somewhere. :)
     

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