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Easter Egger or Olive Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1009, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. 1009

    1009 In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2017
    What breed is my hen? I've had her for a couple of years now. I bought her from an event called Chick Day at a Healthy Pets pet store near me. I asked the guy selling them if any were Olive Eggers, and he told me there wouldn't be any and they were rare. However, when she was old enough to lay eggs they came out green while the other eggs from the Easter Eggers came out blue. Is she an Olive Egger?

    Unfortunately, the only pics I have of her right now are headshots. My camera is not working atm.

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
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  3. TexasSam

    TexasSam Free Ranging

    Jul 27, 2017
    Weatherford Texas
    She is a EE! EE's can lay many colors of eggs they are not always blue. They can be green, blue, pink, yellow, even white. There really isn't much difference between the two. Both EE's and OE's have blue egg gene OE's have a dark brown egg gene and EE's have light brown all the way to white. The only way to know the difference between the two is to know the parentage.
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Some EE's lay light green eggs. An olive egger lays "OLIVE" colored eggs.
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  5. Arya28

    Arya28 Songster

    Apr 9, 2017
    She's an EE, as everyone is saying. Easter eggers can lay green eggs too! One of my girls lays a blue, the other a green egg. They are both very pretty!
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    I created an Olive egg layer by crossing my Brahma/EE
    With an Orpington/Brahma Hen....Now I have Olive that lays olive eggs....
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  7. 1009

    1009 In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2017
    Alright, thank you!
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