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QueenC3

Chirping
Nov 12, 2018
47
103
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Missouri
The person who bought them from mentioned they may be Olive Eggers.

All black a lot of iridescent feathers.

First and third pic are the same chick.
 

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ShannonR

Free Ranging
5 Years
Sep 17, 2015
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It's hard to say. There are a lot of different breeds that could possibly go into the making of an olive egger.
 

Frazzemrat1

Free Ranging
May 8, 2017
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Olive Egger isn't a breed, its a type that is characterized by laying olive green eggs. If it is an olive egger, than as said above, many different breeds can go into the making of them.
 

QueenC3

Chirping
Nov 12, 2018
47
103
79
Missouri
Olive Egger isn't a breed, its a type that is characterized by laying olive green eggs. If it is an olive egger, than as said above, many different breeds can go into the making of them.

I guess I should be asking... do they look like any certain breed? I mentioned olive egger because after we picked them out the man we bought them from mentioned they may be olive eggers.
 

puffypoo

Crossing the Road
5 Years
Oct 3, 2015
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19,669
917
Massachusetts
I guess I should be asking... do they look like any certain breed? I mentioned olive egger because after we picked them out the man we bought them from mentioned they may be olive eggers.
Olive Eggers are typically made from crossing cream legbar, easter egger or ameraucana to welsummer or marans. So the looks can be quite varied, though black is a common OE color.
 

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