Olive Egger.. Possible cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kmpcfp, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. kmpcfp

    kmpcfp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told this guy was an olive egger from the family that hatched him out. His two brothers were exactly the same.

    Any idea of the cross?

    Easter Egger x Black Copper Marans? Or Welsummer?

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Really, it could be either cross. Both Marans and Wellies have single combs, which he seems to have inherited.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    With that pink skin, my vote would be Marans.
     
  4. kmpcfp

    kmpcfp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't see in the picture, but although he has clean shanks he has tufts of feathers between his toes, as well.

    The lady said he is "all olive egger" so I am assuming he is an f2 cross.

    Can't wait to see what kind of eggs I get when I cross him to my BCM and Easter Eggers, or even my partidge rock crosses.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    If he's got feathers showing on his toes (and pink skin, great eye donrae!), definitely Marans I'd think. Wellies are clean legged.
     

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