EE Roo x BCM Hen, olive egger?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bald k9, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will it work either way or do i need a bcm roo to an ee hen to try and get olive eggs,, I have an EE roo and Bcm hens
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    the ones you have should work just fine. [​IMG]
     
  3. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  4. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else like to chime in?
     
  5. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Should work! I had some light-olive eggs from a BO-X-Ameraucana. Pretty eggs, pretty hen.
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:well... I believe that if you start with a EE hen with the darkes Green eggs is better than working with a roo
     
  7. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure your EE boy at least carries the blue gene. I know that is a pretty obvious statement but you'd be surprised how many EE's don't carry the blue gene.
     
  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Correct, and tha'ts because they use other pea comb breeds...[​IMG]
     
  9. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    would it work with other marans or just bcm?
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Olive Eggers work with any blue/green layer crossed with a dark layer, which can be any color of Marans, or a Penedesenca, or even a Welsummer - But the best come from the darkest layers.
     

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