need help with olive eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by venymae, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Could someone please explain olive eggers breeding to me? Like hoe the genetics work?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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).
     
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  3. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    So what happens with blue and regular brown?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You get different shades of green.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  6. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Awesome. That's what I was hoping.: )
     

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