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Will my EE give me EE chicks if I breed her?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lswatson111304, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a surprise EE hen. She doesn't have the muffs on her face, but she has a pea comb and olive colored legs and when she started to lay they are green. She was bought from a backyard breeder that told me he didn't have any tinted egg layers. Ok, so her "brother" I say that because I bought them together, has muffs, and yellow legs. Also a straight comb. If they breed, will there be ANY chance that I'll get some tinted egg layers from her? I'd like a few more and I'm thinking of sticking a few of her eggs under my silkie that is acting like she wants to be a mama!
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Yes...only if the chicks have pea combs..all other straight comb chicks ..no...there is genetically speaking a slim chance that a straight combed pullet could give you a colored egg..it happens...but very slim chances
     
  3. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so it would be worth the risk of hatching out a few of her eggs?
     
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    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Thats up to you;) Lol...i cant say you WILL get a pea combed chick with just 1-2 eggs...i'd go 4-5:)
     
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    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL well, I guess it doesn't really matter. I think I have a critter stealing my eggs. I had a silkie acting broody so I put the eggs in with her and came back and all 4 were gone, and I found a small hole in the coop. I'm guessing rat. Wonderful. I also haven't had an egg from that coop since.
     
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    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Snake or a opposum ?
     

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