Olive-Egger laid first egg! PICS Now!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MaransGuy, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few months ago I hatched out a chick that was fathered my my black copper marans and the mother was the EE hen. I eagerly awaited her first egg and today she gave it so me! It was a beautiful olive green with darker speckles. I am anxious to see if they get even darker over the next couple weeks.

    Richard
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    It sounds beautiful!!!!! Do you have a pic????
     
  3. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhh, pretty! Do you have any pictures?
     
  4. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll post a pic tomorrow!
     
  5. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a neat sounding egg, congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Congratulations!!!

    Don't forget a chick pic too.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I just hatched an egg from an Amercauna (sp?) roo and wheaten maran hen.....I'm hoping it's a pullet, but I already have my doubts!
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    Oh wow-sounds beautiful!
     
  9. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey!
    Did you ever get a picture of that olive egg? Thanks!
     
  10. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I finally got a couple quick pics. Here is one of a group, starting with the marans egg and going clockwise: marans, polish, olive egger, buff orp X, EE (actually more blue than the pic shows)

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    Another shot of a group, from the top, olive egger, polish or silkie, EE (Mom, again more blue than the pic shows), polish, second olive egger, buff orp x.


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    Richard
     

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