Olive Egger chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ctaynton, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. ctaynton

    ctaynton Out Of The Brooder

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    I just hatched out an olive egger. It is blue with slate legs. I crossed my black Americauna Roo with a Blue Marans hen. What are the chances that this chick will stay blue?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It will always be blue. If the parents are pure blue and black, and the chick begins to be blue - It will keep that color. Only if you have parents such as a Black Copper and a Blue will the blue offspring begin to show coppering once they age.

    Is this what you're wanting to know of?
     
  3. ctaynton

    ctaynton Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Awesome! Thank you! I was so thrilled to get a blue. I have been trying for a long time to get a blue chick. I only have one blue marans hen and she is beautiful! Yes, that is what I was wanting to know. Since some chicks start out different colors than what they will be as adults, I was just wondering.
     

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