Cuckoo Marans and Olive eggers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dianneS, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    South Central PA
    How dark is the typical Cuckoo Maran egg color? If I crossed a cuckoo maran and an EE, would I get olive eggs?
  2. evonne

    evonne Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i have a cuckoo that lays a golden egg... not nearly the chocolate the marans are known for, and another that lays an egg that can't be id'd between the RIR and BR and hers....

    these were hatchery stock though... my neighbor has a cuckoo that he says lays as dark as his BCM's....

    if your ee laid green or blue to begin with and your mixed with a cuckoo you might possibly hatch an olive... depending on what colors are being contributed...
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I got chicks from a breeder and the birds lay a medium brown egg with dark speckles. My welsummers lay solid dark brown eggs.

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