I'm entering into my first adventure hatching eggs soon! Since I have a lovely wheaten ameraucana rooster along with some brown egg laying hens, I'm hoping I can create some olive eggers.
Here is my list of girls:
1 speckled sussex
1 barred rock
1 EE (lays cream/very light pink egg)
1 EE (but she looks like a black copper marans and lays a dark brown egg??? lol)
1 production red from tractor supply
1 buff orpington/leghorn cross (not laying yet)
1 buff orpington/EE cross (not laying yet)
So, can anyone tell me which combo will give me olive eggers? Will all the offspring lay greenish eggs or half and half?
I'm totally new to chicken genetics. Along with egg color I'm also interested in producing colorful chickens as well! Love my speckled sussex.. can those spots be reproduced by mating with the wheaten ameraucana rooster?
If anyone out there has any adult photos of birds equivalent to the crosses I'm attempting to make I would love to see them!
Edited by Beth0202 - 2/6/16 at 7:55am