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What did you order? Those look like a welsummer maybe? Something with a salmon breast and partridge...

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Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #42 of 48
Yes you have Welsummers. They look like chipmunks as babies, but notice the single comb and lack of puffy cheeks. I love the Welsummer eggs!
post #43 of 48
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Yes you have Welsummers. They look like chipmunks as babies, but notice the single comb and lack of puffy cheeks. I love the Welsummer eggs!
Y'all are absolutely correct! they're laying now and they give me beautiful brown spotted eggs smile.png
post #44 of 48

I had actually come to this thread earlier this year when I got my two Meyer's Olive Eggers. I decided I'd post some stuff once they got older so here they are~

 

Below I have a mix of chicks. 2 Olive eggers, one Blue Andalusian, and a blue laced red wyandotte. The BLRW is the brown one, and the BA is the pretty blue one with the dark beak. The bit of the olive eggers are seen by their butts and butts alone. I got a black one with a bit of yellow fluff, and a grey one (far left) with yellow on it's belly. They had a bit of fluff on their legs but as they grew those disappeared. 

 

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Again, below, you can see the black one and the grey one to the far right (middle grey is the BA). they had greyish, slate colored legs.

 

 

Here they are when they're a bit older. The black turned out all black with a muff, and the blue has no muff and had a bit of barring on the shoulders. They are my most unphotogenic chickens I swear. 

 

 

The olive egg here came from one of the two above as I only have two. I have two easter eggers that lay a very pale mint green (one is pictured for comparison). I was surprised I got such a nice color form a hatchery but here I am, pleased as all be over this dark green egg! 

 

I will say that all of the olive eggers that were shipped to the place where I got my two chicks were all either black with a bit of yellow, or grey with a bit of yellow. All of them had a bit of feathers on their legs and they were all slate colored. 

post #45 of 48
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I had actually come to this thread earlier this year when I got my two Meyer's Olive Eggers. I decided I'd post some stuff once they got older so here they are~

Below I have a mix of chicks. 2 Olive eggers, one Blue Andalusian, and a blue laced red wyandotte. The BLRW is the brown one, and the BA is the pretty blue one with the dark beak. The bit of the olive eggers are seen by their butts and butts alone. I got a black one with a bit of yellow fluff, and a grey one (far left) with yellow on it's belly. They had a bit of fluff on their legs but as they grew those disappeared. 


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Again, below, you can see the black one and the grey one to the far right (middle grey is the BA). they had greyish, slate colored legs.




Here they are when they're a bit older. The black turned out all black with a muff, and the blue has no muff and had a bit of barring on the shoulders. They are my most unphotogenic chickens I swear. 




The olive egg here came from one of the two above as I only have two. I have two easter eggers that lay a very pale mint green (one is pictured for comparison). I was surprised I got such a nice color form a hatchery but here I am, pleased as all be over this dark green egg! 



I will say that all of the olive eggers that were shipped to the place where I got my two chicks were all either black with a bit of yellow, or grey with a bit of yellow. All of them had a bit of feathers on their legs and they were all slate colored. 
Beautiful eggs!
post #46 of 48

I read recently that the Olive-egger was best created by the Black Copper Moran over an Americana. That would probably explain the feathers going down their legs, as this is definitely a Black Copper Moran trait. The dark egg color of the moran and the blue of the Americana, creates a very dark olive green egg color. Now, I will be honest that I have no experience with this, yet. But, I do own both the Black Copper Moran roos and the Americana hens. I will let you know more with next years pullet laying season. I would like to see what would happen if a standard could be created, rather than just a flash in the pan hybrid bird.

post #47 of 48
It's Marans FYI smile.png from the region in France. Just like the Sussex is named for the region in the UK.
post #48 of 48
I'm sorry, but I do know their history. I study a bit before I go to far with my birds. My biggest fault is I am a phonetic speller and auto correct doesn't always work out. But, if you feel that you need to be the Grammar Gestapo, I will find a way out of this thread. I don't need some smartie slamming me for their personal enjoyment. ie since Sussex never was brought up, leave it out. I am trying to give breeding information, but you have to try and impress yourself with a grammar slam and a two part history lesson no one asked you for.
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