New Member- Olive Egger Questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smacnutt, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. smacnutt

    smacnutt New Egg

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    Hi,
    I'm new to the list but not to chickens. My daughter and I love our chickens and have fun seeing what color eggs and chicks that we get. I've been trying to figure out how the Olive Egger colors go. When you have Olive Eggers, so you get dark brown and olive colored eggs or are they all olive colored. Also, I have found some charts and it shows blue with dark brown and blue with light brown (Easter Egger) But does anyone know what color you get if you breed an Easter Egger with a dark brown egg layer? Thanks for the info and letting me join.
    Sheri
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]hello and welcome to the BYC flock. I'm sorry I know nothing about genetics but, I'm sure the forthcoming responders will have much to offer.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Olive Eggers are Easter Eggers that lay olive colored eggs. If they do not lay olive colored eggs, then they are just Easter Eggers but not Olive Eggers. Easter Eggers are produced by crossing blue egg laying breeds (usually Ameraucanas) with other breeds to produce offspring that lay eggs in different colors other than just blue. To produce Easter Eggers that lay olive eggs (Olive Eggers), blue egg layers are crossed with chocolate egg layers (usually Marans, but you can also use Welsummers, Barnevelders, Empordanesas, or Pendesencas). There is a good article explaining the differences between Araucanas, Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, and Olive Eggers at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html. If you breed an Easter Egger with a dark brown egg layer, you will only get an Olive Egger if the EE parent gives the blue egg gene to the offspring, but since EEs are hybrids with another egg color gene (usually brown) as well, you may also just get a brown egg. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I too know nothing about these birds. [​IMG] But Michael seems to have you on a good path to all the learning.

    Enjoy all your adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. arkansas55

    arkansas55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello and welcome[​IMG]
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    You've received some excellent advice already.
     
  9. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    My RIR cross EE( maybe he's an Americana )
    Lays olive coloured eggs. The shells are blue on the inside, consistently olive outside.
    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    You've received some good advice above. [​IMG]
     

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