Thumbs down on Olive Eggers from MyPetChicken!
I received my 3 olive egger chicks back in July from MyPetChicken. They clearly are welsummer/crested cream legbar mix. Sweet girls, docile. Looking forward to pretty green eggs of any degree of light or darkness. Happy girls that stick together and get along well with the rest of the flock.
They all recently started laying eggs too - BROWN eggs, slightly speckled... all of them. When girl 1 started producing a brown egg, that was ok, I knew there was a chance this could happen, brown eggs from her was fine because the other two would lay green. A week later girl #2 plopped her first egg at my feet (she was excited I brought treats outside which made her leave the nesting box she was in). It was also brown. And just yesterday I found little lady 3 squawking up a storm in the coop;I peeked inside to find a still warm little brown egg in a nest and litlle lady was screaming to the world about it.
I'm just thinking out loud here. I got all my EE's and chocolate layers from My Pet Chicken. I wanted to order an olive egger but there were none available on my shipping dates so I decided to make my own. All those I hatched lay beautiful olive eggs including some I wouldn't have expected (Mom snuck a nest and went broody.) So I'm wondering if the best olive eggs come from a first generation cross of a blue and dark brown egg layer? Maybe when you start crossing second generation OE or other colors you muddy the waters so to speak.
I'm getting some nice olive eggs from a blue x pink cross which is something I didn't expect. I would have thought those pullets would lay minty green or paler green eggs. Obviously they have their own agenda.