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I have 1 bielefelder roo and two bielefelder X cream legbar roos. I also have  bielefelder and bielefelder x cream legbar hens. Some of them lay green eggs and a couple lay brown eggs. I recently hatched some chicks. On one of them, I had a chick come out of a green egg. I think it's a male, but I'm not sure.

 

Since it came out of a green egg, it has a mother than is a bielefelder over cream legbar. Father could be straight biele or bielefelder over cream legbar.

 

As an aside, I need some diversity and I'm not sure how to get it. The bieles are all siblings. I *think* they are from the 2011 import from Greenfire, but I'm in Texas and I cannot find anybody who has bielefelders who is hatching from the 2013 or the 2015 imports. I am super happy with the bielefelder over cream legbar crosses. They are a great chicken and withstand the heat better than the straight bielefelders.

 

So, what do you think? Male or female?

 

 


Edited by texasmomma - 3/11/16 at 3:20pm
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I'm not sure what you're asking?

 

 

Bies (not typing out the full name each time ;)) lay regular brown eggs. 

 

A Bie crossed with a Legbar should all lay green eggs. Brown x blue = green. 

 

Green x brown = either green or brown. 

 

To get the true dark olive shade, you need a dark brown egg layer like a Welsummer or Marans, etc. 

 

Then again, I've seen lots of folks cheerfully showing off their "olive" eggs that are just plain green to me :idunno

 

If you were asking about gender, I do believe that is a male chick. 

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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

I'm not sure what you're asking?

 

 

Bies (not typing out the full name each time ;)) lay regular brown eggs. 

 

A Bie crossed with a Legbar should all lay green eggs. Brown x blue = green. 

 

Green x brown = either green or brown. 

 

To get the true dark olive shade, you need a dark brown egg layer like a Welsummer or Marans, etc. 

 

Then again, I've seen lots of folks cheerfully showing off their "olive" eggs that are just plain green to me :idunno

 

If you were asking about gender, I do believe that is a male chick. 

 

I get pretty dark eggs out of my bieles. They are definitely not dark like a marans, but some of them are darker than anything else I've ever had. Definitely darker than a RIR, etc.  I get a pretty green egg, sometimes leaning to olive, and hope to get a more olive egg at some point. 

 

I meant to ask about gender. I'm pretty sure this is a male, but just wanting to get some other opinions.

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