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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Poultrybonkers, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    blue eggs if you took a ee rooster and mated it with a sex link and the eggs hatched out hen would they lay blue/green eggs?
     
  2. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not blue maybe you would get green but probably a pink or brown
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Can't say but if you crossed an EE blue or green egg laying hen with a Delaware roo the offspring hens will lay brown. Now I have read that the comb will tell the color of the egg. Single - brown , rose - colored.

    I will cross these brown / single comb hens to the Lav amer rooster and see what happens.
     
  4. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs are mixed breed so any ee will be different
     
  5. cornish20

    cornish20 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:not rose.. it's pea combed.. and yes it is linked to the blue egg gene...

    The only way to get blue eggs, is breed back to an Ameraucana, or Araucana.

    Breeding EE's is always a crap shoot, as is all crossbreeding objectitives. Breeding an EE to any brown egg laying bird, will most likely 75% of the time result in a brown egg laying offspring.
     

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