An EE, but one like I've never seen...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MikeS(erama), Mar 21, 2011.

  1. MikeS(erama)

    MikeS(erama) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious if anyone has ever seen an EE like this one? She laid her first egg today, and it was olive green. Curious what you guys think what breeds were used, for the longest time we thought she was a Brahma, Cochin cross.

    Here she is:

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    Here's her first egg she laid today:

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] but pretty chicken and egg.
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Olive green? Looks more like LIME green! I had an olive colored egg by my EE. Cute bird! I've never seen a black one before though!
     
  4. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Coper Marans and [​IMG]
     
  5. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search for olive egger thread. There are people here that are purposely breeding blue egg layers to dark brown egg layers to get olive egg layers. You are lucky to have her.
     
  6. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    To get an olive egg, from what I understand, you need to cross a blue egg layer with a breed that has the dark egg gene, like a marans. I have a girl that just started laying this season and we are getting great olive eggs from her [​IMG] It's so much fun having an Easter egg basket!! [​IMG]
     
  7. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful egg!
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, I have a brooder full of birds that will look just like her.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:You need to cross a bird that has the gene for blue eggs and a bird that has the gene for brown eggs. It doesn't have to be dark brown eggs, you could use an EE and a RIR if you wanted to.
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Very Pretty!
     

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