Olive Egg Special - to ship Tuesday - MS/LA border

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  1. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    I am offering an assorted Olive Egg Special to the highest bidder. To include at least 8 dark olive eggs, 6 EE eggs (from which the olive egg layers hatch), and 4 dark BCM eggs from my first-line of French BCMs.

    The young pullets laying these dark olive eggs have an EE (mom) and pure BCM roo dad. I originally hatched several of the EE's eggs and the females vary in looks and the color of egg that they lay. 3 lay a dark olive, 1 lays a gray egg, and 1 lays a pink/purple egg. I've also been hatching the olive eggs and the chicks hatching appear to be sex-linked with the males looking like pure BCMs and the females being a blue, feather-legged bird and like their mothers, some have muffs, some don't, some are copper, some aren't.

    This variety of eggs should get you a great start in breeding "true" olive eggers.

    Here's a pic representing their best color - taken a couple of months ago:

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    Here's the basket of the actual eggs you will be getting (BCM eggs not shown - I'll include whichever darkest eggs are laid on shipping day):

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    Here's the hen that started it all. She lays the light blue/green eggs that I hatched my olive eggers from. She hadn't laid another egg in several months and after having been through a molt, she's finally laying again.

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    Here are some of the hens (her daughters) that are laying the olive eggs - each one different in looks:

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    And, here are some of the babies I've recently hatched from the olive eggs:

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    Here's one of the two main BCM roos that are daddy to all (possibly*):

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    *This flock freeranges so there is a possibility that some other breed of roo could have fertilized any of these eggs. So far I haven't found that to be the case since these two BCM roos do a great job of keeping their ladies to themselves and no other roo dares bother them - but you never know. So far, of all the olive eggs I've hatched, all chicks have had feathered legs.
     

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