Olive Eggers..8 weeks Boys or Girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheSheriffswife, May 23, 2011.

  1. TheSheriffswife

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    Hi Guys..
    I am starting to see some differences in my 8 week olds, especially the Lav. Orps..But these Olive Eggers have me a bit puzzled.. One (not pictured) I am almost certain is a Roo..I hatched them all on March 26th It's neat too with those OE's I hatched 5 and some take after the Maran side, some look more Ameracauna..

    Just wondering if you all could give them a look and a guess for me? I have to start figuring out how many boys I actually have..[​IMG]

    Thanks so much!

    Deb

    Olive Egger #1 (1/2 French Copper Maran 1/2 Ameracauna)

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  2. sonew123

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    the first one is a total roo and Im sorry to say will not be an olive egger-it has a straight comb=brown egg. I know I have them.

    2nd one hen:) with a pea comb=olive egger [​IMG]
     
  3. TheSheriffswife

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    Quote:Hi [​IMG]

    Yeah I knew about the Straight vs. Pea and the egg color..I call the chickens Olive Eggers I guess I don't know what else to call em? Since I bought Olive Eggs and hatched Olive Eggs..Is there another name other than Mutt LOL !

    And Wow! I had the first one pegged as hen like (body type) and the other roo ish but I am a total newbie..that's why I ask you guys [​IMG]

    Thanks for the input!

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  5. TheSheriffswife

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    Quote:Also, can you help me understand how you can tell she is a hen? And I am thrilled by the way!! Are you able to see the comb well enough? Or is it the body?
    I need to learn this stuff
    Thanks!
     
  6. sonew123

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    Quote:Also, can you help me understand how you can tell she is a hen? And I am thrilled by the way!! Are you able to see the comb well enough? Or is it the body?
    I need to learn this stuff
    Thanks!

    well....I couldnt see the comb very well but her body says pullet to me--WAIT!!! DID YOU JUST ADD MORE PHOTOS ??? [​IMG] nope its a roo not a hen! [​IMG] Im sorry... that pea comb is very pronounced and red at 8 weeks old and then I saw the legs in the new photo--those are some tree trunks:( I dont see saddle feathers yet so I "could" be wrong but I dont think so [​IMG]
     
  7. sonew123

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    Quote:Hi [​IMG]

    Yeah I knew about the Straight vs. Pea and the egg color..I call the chickens Olive Eggers I guess I don't know what else to call em? Since I bought Olive Eggs and hatched Olive Eggs..Is there another name other than Mutt LOL !

    And Wow! I had the first one pegged as hen like (body type) and the other roo ish but I am a total newbie..that's why I ask you guys [​IMG]

    Thanks for the input!

    Deb

    no other name but mutt really:( the OE's are considered EE's really but since they produce olive colored eggs we call them olive eggers:)
     
  8. TheSheriffswife

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    Quote:Also, can you help me understand how you can tell she is a hen? And I am thrilled by the way!! Are you able to see the comb well enough? Or is it the body?
    I need to learn this stuff
    Thanks!

    well....I couldnt see the comb very well but her body says pullet to me--WAIT!!! DID YOU JUST ADD MORE PHOTOS ??? [​IMG] nope its a roo not a hen! [​IMG] Im sorry... that pea comb is very pronounced and red at 8 weeks old and then I saw the legs in the new photo--those are some tree trunks:( I dont see saddle feathers yet so I "could" be wrong but I dont think so [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Uh Boy oh boys!!! So out of 5 Olive eggs three more than likely boys then .. I think 2 pullets 1 pea 1 straight..

    I think I am gonna keep this big handsome fella [​IMG]..what do you think? I named him Beetlejuice [​IMG] He seems very alert and protective..He has the Pea comb so would that mean he along with a Pea combed OE Pullet would produce some more OE's?

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  9. sonew123

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    Quote:well....I couldnt see the comb very well but her body says pullet to me--WAIT!!! DID YOU JUST ADD MORE PHOTOS ??? [​IMG] nope its a roo not a hen! [​IMG] Im sorry... that pea comb is very pronounced and red at 8 weeks old and then I saw the legs in the new photo--those are some tree trunks:( I dont see saddle feathers yet so I "could" be wrong but I dont think so [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Uh Boy oh boys!!! So out of 5 Olive eggs three more than likely boys then .. I think 2 pullets 1 pea 1 straight..

    I think I am gonna keep this big handsome fella [​IMG]..what do you think? I named him Beetlejuice [​IMG] He seems very alert and protective..He has the Pea comb so would that mean he along with a Pea combed OE Pullet would produce some more OE's?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/76733_beetlejuice_and_his_girls.jpg

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/76733_img-20110523-00188.jpg

    Ok I feel like a bubble buster tonight:( OE X OE will produce brown eggers:( Keep him (beetlejuice) and breed with your straight combed girl=OE's[​IMG]
    Keep your straight combed roo over your pea comb pullet=OE You have to go back and forth to continue the colors of OE's
     
  10. TheSheriffswife

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    Quote:[​IMG] Uh Boy oh boys!!! So out of 5 Olive eggs three more than likely boys then .. I think 2 pullets 1 pea 1 straight..

    I think I am gonna keep this big handsome fella [​IMG]..what do you think? I named him Beetlejuice [​IMG] He seems very alert and protective..He has the Pea comb so would that mean he along with a Pea combed OE Pullet would produce some more OE's?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/76733_beetlejuice_and_his_girls.jpg

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/76733_img-20110522-00089.jpg

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/76733_img-20110523-00188.jpg

    Ok I feel like a bubble buster tonight:( OE X OE will produce brown eggers:( Keep him (beetlejuice) and breed with your straight combed girl=OE's[​IMG]
    Keep your straight combed roo over your pea comb pullet=OE You have to go back and forth to continue the colors of OE's

    Noooo LOL You are not a bubble buster! Haaaa I want to learn and you are very helpful Thank You! Luckily I have several of both! I have boys, girls straight & pea..

    So Hmmm I will have to think this thru..Thank you again!! It will be hard to part with any of them I love them all but I don't want to keep a lot of Roo's
    But I love the hatching experience so much..I had a horrible shipped chick experience from MPC so never again! I will breed my own eggs..

    I do have two beautiful boys that I haatched out of 4 Lavender Orp eggs from a breeder I will sadly have to re-home..they are lovely, sweet and calm..I am in Syracuse NY so if you know of anyone that is looking..I will rehome to a good home only..(no food use etc) Where should I post an ad to get the best results and folks? any tips?


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