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EE vs OE

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JFreeman, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    I ordered some Olive Eggers and Easter Eggers from Meyer Hatchery to split between a friend and me. How will I be able to tell the difference between the two so we don't get confused and end up with the wrong ones?

    I know OE's are a variation of EE, but another friend (third party) ordered just EEs, and she doesn't exactly live close... So to avoid a long drive, notable characteristics would greatly help me out.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I would ask them if they could put 'dye markings' on the heads of the olive eggers. Both types of birds are crossbreds so there can be wide variation in chick colors.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    This. It's the only way you'll be able to tell which are which with any certainty.
  4. JFreeman

    JFreeman Songster

    I didn't know that was an option. Thank you for that. :)

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