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need help with olive eggers

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Could someone please explain olive eggers breeding to me? Like hoe the genetics work?

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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"Breath deep, Seek peace."
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post #2 of 6

To breed Olive Eggers requires crossing blue egg laying breeds (Ameraucanas, Araucanas, Cream Legbars, etc.) with chocolate (very dark brown) egg laying breeds (Marans, Welsummers, Barnevelders, Penadescencas, etc). The combined genes of the blue egg layers and the chocolate egg layers will give Easter Egger offspring that lay olive green eggs (Olive Eggers).


Edited by Michael OShay - 12/12/15 at 2:37pm
post #3 of 6
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So what happens with blue and regular brown?

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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"Breath deep, Seek peace."
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post #4 of 6

You get different shades of green.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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You get different shades of green.


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post #6 of 6
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Awesome. That's what I was hoping.: )

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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"Breath deep, Seek peace."
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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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