Olive Egger Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RAREROO, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would I get Olive Eggers from a cross of a Splash Wheaten Americana roo and Golden Comet hens? Or would they be just a regular EE and lay blue/green/pink eggs?

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  2. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would probably end up with green eggs but to get the dark olive color eggs I would use either a welsummer or a marans. [​IMG]
     
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
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    Agreed. Probably just green eggs from that cross, but maybe lots of them!

    Most use Marans to Welsummer to get the dark coating on the otherwise green egg. I've got a couple more months of waiting on my Cuckoo Marans/ Blue Ameraucana pullet. Can't wait to see if the cross "worked."
     

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