Olive Egger Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by plb91780, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. plb91780

    plb91780 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Ameracauna, or I presume, Easter Egg rooster. I have a variety of hens but have only been collecting the eggs from my Black Copper Marans. What are my chances of getting Olive Eggers? My rooster has to carry the blue egg gene right? Are there any physical characteristics to look for or do I just wait and see? I recently hatched 2, and have more in the incubator now so I know I have a wait ahead of me until we see an egg and the suspense is killing me.
     
  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only time may tell most of the time but could I have a picture of them as chicks?
     
  3. plb91780

    plb91780 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one is a olive egger. Not sure about the 2nd hold on.
     
  5. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The second (at least I think) is not. Well you have one and lets hope it is a female!
     
  6. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait the second may be. I think it might. Well anyway you have at least 1 for sure!
     
  7. plb91780

    plb91780 Out Of The Brooder

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    How can you tell based on looks? Just curious.
     
  8. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st. There feet. They have fluffy feet like a silkie.
    2nd. The colors. Dark with a spot on its chest


    Sorry about the late reply!
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry, but feathered feet only mean they had a feather footed parent. Nothing to do with egg color.

    It's going to come down to your rooster's genetics. Do you have a pic of him? It's frustrating you can't see what egg color genetics a rooster carries, but a nice pea comb is pretty tightly linked to the blue egg gene. He may be pure for blue, which would give you nice olive eggs, or he may be split for blue and brown and his offspring could lay various shades of green or even some brown, with the Marans momma.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

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