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Maran or olive egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abbygibson1212, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. abbygibson1212

    abbygibson1212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought a chick today and the guy I got it from didn't know if she is a splash maran or a splash olive egger. Could someone tell me? [​IMG]
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's an Olive Egger. Those greenish legs are a dead giveaway.
     
  3. abbygibson1212

    abbygibson1212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Michael OShay Okay, I wasn't sure because my black maran has black legs that turn yellow at the toes and this one has green that turns yellow, so I couldn't decide. Do you know how to tell a black maran chick from a black copper maran?
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't think I've ever seen Black Marans chicks. I've seen Black Copper Marans chicks and Cuckoo Marans chicks and can tell them apart. None of the Marans chicks have greenish legs. Easter Eggers on the other hand frequently have greenish legs, and an Olive Egger is an Easter Egger produced by crossing a blue egg layer with a chocolate egg layer (Marans, Welsummer, Barnevelder, etc.). The resulting EEs lay an olive green egg, hence the name, Olive Egger.
     

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