Olive egger X brown egg layer?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jesmtz, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. jesmtz

    jesmtz Out Of The Brooder

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    If I cross an Olive egger roo with a regular brown egg layer I would get what color egg layer from that?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It depends on whether your Olive Egger (which has a blue egg gene and a dark brown egg gene) passes off his blue egg gene or his brown egg gene to the offspring. You have a 50% chance of green egg layers and a 50% chance of brown egg layers so you will in all probability have a mix of green and brown egg layers.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yep.....in a recent hatch of EE over GLW I got two pullets (and 3 cockerels)....of the two pullets 1 lays green and the other lays brown.
     

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