How to make BARRED OLIVE EGGERS???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickeneyfoot, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title says it all. I want olive eggers and have barred hens and ee roos & hens.

    Help???
    Thanks
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:just cross the ee roo over the barred hens... Only the Boys will be Barred(B/b+ heterozygous barred anyways, use ONLY the pea combed ones) use these boys on your EE hens.... 50% of the hens will be barred and 50% of the Boys will be barred.

    at this stage I will recommend to use the Best barred hens that lay the darkest olive eggs. use the best Barred rooster of your first cross over them(barred olive eggers)


    good luck
     
  3. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    to make a barred olive egger you cross a cuckoo maran and a americauna/EE.
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:that's also true.. but she wants to work with what she got.. [​IMG]
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    But with Barred Rock hens, you would likely just get a green egger, you need to add the dark brown egg color from marans. PM onthespot, she breeds Barred Olive Eggers.
     

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