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so i purchased this hen from a local ladie and I was told that she was an olive egger, but after looking up olive eggers i'm not sure if this is trure.  

 

 

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Olive Eggers are crosses. They are typically between Easter Eggers and Marans, but can be between any breeds that lay a blue/green and dark brown egg, respectively. Crosses can present in many ways - I've seen a black bird and a white bird cross and produce a tawny, speckled bird. Not to mention the fact that Easter Eggers are basically just a mutt from a specific gene pool, and Marans come in both feather-legged and non feather-legged forms.

 

You'll know for sure when she says an egg. If it's Olive, she's an Olive-Egger, if not, she's just a plain old backyard mutt.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Olive Eggers are crosses. They are typically between Easter Eggers and Marans, but can be between any breeds that lay a blue/green and dark brown egg, respectively. Crosses can present in many ways - I've seen a black bird and a white bird cross and produce a tawny, speckled bird. Not to mention the fact that Easter Eggers are basically just a mutt from a specific gene pool, and Marans come in both feather-legged and non feather-legged forms.

You'll know for sure when she says an egg. If it's Olive, she's an Olive-Egger, if not, she's just a plain old backyard mutt.
Agreed.
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Olive Eggers are crosses. They are typically between Easter Eggers and Marans, but can be between any breeds that lay a blue/green and dark brown egg, respectively. Crosses can present in many ways - I've seen a black bird and a white bird cross and produce a tawny, speckled bird. Not to mention the fact that Easter Eggers are basically just a mutt from a specific gene pool, and Marans come in both feather-legged and non feather-legged forms.

You'll know for sure when she says an egg. If it's Olive, she's an Olive-Egger, if not, she's just a plain old backyard mutt.
ok thanks for theverything info
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Olive Eggers are crosses. They are typically between Easter Eggers and Marans, but can be between any breeds that lay a blue/green and dark brown egg, respectively. Crosses can present in many ways - I've seen a black bird and a white bird cross and produce a tawny, speckled bird. Not to mention the fact that Easter Eggers are basically just a mutt from a specific gene pool, and Marans come in both feather-legged and non feather-legged forms.

 

You'll know for sure when she says an egg. If it's Olive, she's an Olive-Egger, if not, she's just a plain old backyard mutt.


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