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Barnevelder/EE cross? Can u get dk green eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BeardedChick, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Random thought - can you cross a dark egg layer with EE or Ameraucana and produce crossbreed chickens that will lay dark greenish egg?

    Dark greenish eggs would be COOL. [​IMG]
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I think so! Go for it! I am working one one right now with a green laying hen in with a cuckoo marans roo.
     
  3. Ooooh, let me know how it turns out! Is it an EE hen?
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

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    Isn't something similar to that called an 'Olive Egger'? It'd be interesting.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    Oliver eggers are sick (as in good) LOL
     
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  6. Oh YEAH, babies! I searched on 'olive egger' and found MaransGuy's great photo:

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    Neat! I want olive eggers!
     
  7. miron28

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    anyone have any pictures of a 'olive egger' ? [​IMG]
     
  8. onthespot

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    No, but here is a pic of my barred and bearded EE girl. Just got her a couple of weeks ago. The lady got rid of her because she said she didn't lay a green egg, just brownish. Well, got her home and a few days later she laid a long skinny green egg! I guess she just hadn't started laying yet because she was waiting for me to come get her! Now I am on the lookout for a KILLER DILLER super nicely barred cock to put her with. I have a cuckoo marans, so I could get olive eggers from that, but I would love to get some killer barred and bearded olive eggers going.

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