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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by venymae, Dec 12, 2015.
Could someone please explain olive eggers breeding to me? Like hoe the genetics work?
To breed Olive Eggers requires crossing blue egg laying breeds (Ameraucanas, Araucanas, Cream Legbars, etc.) with chocolate (very dark brown) egg laying breeds (Marans, Welsummers, Barnevelders, Penadescencas, etc). The combined genes of the blue egg layers and the chocolate egg layers will give Easter Egger offspring that lay olive green eggs (Olive Eggers).
So what happens with blue and regular brown?
You get different shades of green.
X2 on donrae's post.
Awesome. That's what I was hoping.: )