I got my first real olive egg today!!!! AHH I DROPPED IT

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sonew123, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I wasn't 100% positive this girl would lay what I was told she would but this am I found the most pretty OLIVE green egg ( pictures later). She must have laid in the broody's nest-I empty out the broody nest everyday so I dont have babies-too cold-anyway I pulled out 2 eggs and BAM a huge looking green olive!! so happy!!!! I think Ill wait a few weeks to see if she keeps laying and keep like 6 of them for the broody to sit on! I think I asked this before but If I hatch both sexes and mate them-will they produce olive egg kaying chickens too? The pullet parents were100% blue Amaracauna and the dad was a 100% BCMaran- she has golden tips on her neck/chest feathers and the rest is all blue. She has been mating with a 1/2 favorelle 1/2 Amaracauna? what do you think?

    OMG--I was so excited to show someone it slipped and fell on the floor!!! I picked it up asap and put in a clear bowl to see fertility!!! it was !!!! I kep the egg shell to show DH and kept the fertile egg yolk in a little clear bowl to take the picture! What a stunod!!!!!
     
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  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
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    can't wait to see pics! I have two broodies sitting on some eggs that should produce olive egger chicks... [​IMG]
     
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  3. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Conrats of the egg! I asked the same thing a while ago and the general consensus was you would still get colored eggs especially if they have a pea comb.
     
  4. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    [​IMG] Way cool. I gave a friend two green eggs and they got "paraded around" she said. Like show and tell I guess! She said she was thinking of charging admission! [​IMG]
     
  5. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
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    [​IMG] Congrats on your first olive egg [​IMG]
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    my DD found it first and put it back under the broody and came and got me! She knows how I am about finding the "firsts" so she was sos weet and let me think I was the first to find it-Ill post a picture of todays eggs so everyone can see the colored mixtures I get daily! EE eggs-silkie eggs-Bo eggs-Amaracauna eggs-large and small cochin eggs-cinnamin queen eggs-I love colored eggs-that really is my breeding scheme-not to really get perfect chickens to get the perfect colored eggs!!! Now all Im missing is pink eggs:-(
     
  7. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm with you, I want the colorful basket and egg carton!!!! I wish I would have known about all the colors before I got my chickens, as I would now love to have a couple of TRUE Amaracunas and Marans! [​IMG]
     
  8. sonew123

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    Quote:I'm with you, I want the colorful basket and egg carton!!!! I wish I would have known about all the colors before I got my chickens, as I would now love to have a couple of TRUE Amaracunas and Marans! [​IMG]

    The thing about chickens is I really started out weird!! I only wanted a few ( I know I know ) But as time went on and I started hatching all I wanted was a hen from every breed! I wanted to narrow it down to breeds that have fat fluffy butts! Im still doing that but now its a mix of colored eggs and ery hardy birds with 2-3 breeds that I can sell fertile eggs to help offset food costs-I love my Lav silkies-they help alot with that! In fact I can send some eggs out next week if anyone is interested?? LOL...
     
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  9. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would love to see pics!!!!
     
  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Id love to post them but DH is in hunting camp and he was SUPPOSED to be out 3 hours ago!!! He has the digital! I promise today!!
     

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