Mixing a brown egg layer with a green egg layer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by [email protected], Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dose any one know what would happen if i mix my green egg breed roster with my brown egg laying hen? will they lay brown or green eggs?
     
  2. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
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    Should be Hlaf Green, Half Brown. The genetics for the green are (O/o+), while the brown are (o+/o+). Hope this short bit helps [​IMG]
     
  3. demerson

    demerson Out Of The Brooder

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  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To make an "Olive egger", you need to breed to a dark brown egg layer, like welsummers, marans, penedesencas, etc.
    If you breed them to a medium or light brown layer, you will get a light-meduim green.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep - "Olive Eggers" come from a blue/green parent and a dark laying parent, preferrably Marans, Penedesenca, or Welsummer.


    Otherwise, green x brown layer, normal brown layer, just makes Easter Eggers with a chance of laying brown or greenish khaki colored eggs.
     
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