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Creating an Olive Egg Layer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by momchick4, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. momchick4

    momchick4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Wheaten Maran hen and Ameraucana Rooster (black).
    If I breed these two, will I end up with olive egg layers?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Is it a pure Ameraucana or is it from feed store/hatchery? The problem with the Ameraucana is unless you know the source it's likely just an Easter Egger that was called something it is not. With EE you can have a wide range of egg color so you really don't know what color that rooster is going to pass on as it has yet to lay an egg.

    Almost forgot- yes a pure blue layer like Ameraucana crossed with dark egg layer like Marans will result in olive eggs.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2016
  3. momchick4

    momchick4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it is a pure bred black Ameraucana rooster from a breeder, not a feed store.
    I also have 2 EE hens from a feed store, so I do know the difference.
     

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