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Will I get an Olive Egger

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My hen is a blue egg laying EE, my roo is a Dominique.
I just decided to put a few of her eggs in the bator. Yes they are fertile.
I'm thinking I'll get olive eggers??
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You'll get an Easter Egger which produces green eggs. Technically an Olive Egger, but for a true Olive Egger you would need to cross to a dark-egging breed, such as a Marans.

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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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I am hoping to add copper Marans later this year. I wouldn't be upset about green egg layers though. Our only EE lays beautiful baby blue eggs.
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Yes you will get an olive egger crossing blue egg over dark brown. I have a pure Ameracuna roo not Easter egger over some marans and produce olive eggers
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If I breed an olive egger to a marans or welsummer will I get a darker olive green egg layer?
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Originally Posted by Jrowley35 View Post

If I breed an olive egger to a marans or welsummer will I get a darker olive green egg layer?

 well ypu might, or you will get a dark brown egg layer. to get green eggs for sure , you need to breed the brown egg layer with a blue egg layer.

 Best,

 Karen


Edited by 3riverschick - 3/7/16 at 4:17pm

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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