Will I get a dark olive egg from a welsummer EE? (pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ging3rhoffman, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Songster

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    This is my welsummer EE. Will she give me a dark olive egg? She is just 10 weeks old now.

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    Last edited: Aug 5, 2009
  2. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

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    Well she is just the cutest thing ever! Love the big beard.

    When you say she is a Welsummer EE, what exactly does that mean? Was one parent an EE or a true Ameraucana? I believe that would make a difference.
     
  3. sephiroth

    sephiroth In the Brooder

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    An OLIVE egg would be a good bet.
     
  4. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Songster

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    I know that she is 1/2 welsummer, but i dont know if the other half was ameraucana or EE.
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    Depends on the quality of color in the EE genetics. I've got some from a local hatchery that lay a very poor quality color. Extremely pale slightly grayish blue. Mixed with a darker brown I don't think the color will even show. If the EE half had very good blue color then mixed with the brown you have at least a 50% chance of an olive egg. Otherwise you'll either just get a shade of brown near the color the welsummers have or some less obvious shade of green if the blue genetics aren't that good.
     

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