- Jul 16, 2017
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- Zone 6B or 7 can't decide
Where's the ? you can't have green eggs without ham, says Sam I am .Using cream legbars works good for breeding. Legbars and ameraucana are crossed with leghorns to make super blue egg layers. Get a more prolific layer of larger eggs.
I believe the color pack layers they sell at feed stores used legbars to get the blue egg gene.
I've finally got hens that look like silkies and lay light green eggs. That's at 4th generation back cross. Another few generations and they will look like my silkies I breed for show. I used a wheaten ameraucana to add the blue in. The blue isn't stable yet. The hens are only carrying one copy. I may finally have a cockerel good enough to use. He's also 4th gen from a green egg and is looking good for 8 weeks. Hopefully he's carry a blue copy. Test breeding isn't hard to do, just takes time.
People always talked about making a silkie that laid an egg to go with the blue earlobes. I hadn't heard of anyone actually doing it. Since silkies lay a light tan (concidered tinted) the light green is closest can get. The eggs are bluer than the silver ameraucana eggs I used to get. Its all within compliance with the ameraucana egg color chart. Wide variety of blues and to mint green allowed.
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