Creating an Olive Egg Layer

momchick4

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Jun 7, 2015
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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?
 

Egghead_Jr

Crowing
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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.
 
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momchick4

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Jun 7, 2015
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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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