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How to get an olive egger

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Would I get an olive egger if I crossed an Easter egger and a chantecler
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Technically - yes, possibly, but really, no. In order to recieve a true Olive Egger you must cross a blue egg laying breed with a dark brown egg laying breed, for example Ameraucana X Marans or Araucana X Penedesenca.

With this cross you encounter two things. A. The Chantecler is not a dark brown egg layer. Meaning that even if the Easter Egger parent carries the blue egg gene (that is clause B), the female offspring will produce only a pale green egg, likely of a very similar shade to the blue or green egg typically produced by an Easter Egger. To create an Olive color, dark pigment genes must be added. And issue B. Easter Eggers are by definition a mutt, and so you have no way to know what sort of offspring to expect from them. If the male parent is the Easter Egger, he may produce anywhere from all brown egg laying offspring, half and half brown and green egg laying offspring, and all green egg laying offspring, depending on whether or not he carries none, one, or two copies of the blue egg gene. If the female parent is the Easter Egger, she can produce the same, though you can narrow down the options to 50/50 or all green laying offspring depending on whether she lays a brown, green, or blue egg. If she does lay a colored egg, she carries at least one copy of the gene, though often not two.

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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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Ok thanks!
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