Olive Eggers..8 weeks Boys or Girls?

TheSheriffswife

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Jan 13, 2011
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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..
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Thanks so much!

Deb

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

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Olive Egger # 2

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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
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TheSheriffswife

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Hi
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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
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Thanks for the input!

Deb
 

TheSheriffswife

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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!
 

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 ???
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nope its a roo not a hen!
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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
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sonew123

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Mar 16, 2009
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Quote:
Hi
big_smile.png


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
wink.png


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:)
 

TheSheriffswife

Chirping
9 Years
Jan 13, 2011
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Baldwinsville NY
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 ???
barnie.gif
nope its a roo not a hen!
hit.gif
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
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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
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..what do you think? I named him Beetlejuice
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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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sonew123

Poultry Snuggie
11 Years
Mar 16, 2009
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onchiota NY
Quote:
well....I couldnt see the comb very well but her body says pullet to me--WAIT!!! DID YOU JUST ADD MORE PHOTOS ???
barnie.gif
nope its a roo not a hen!
hit.gif
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
hide.gif


ep.gif
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
ya.gif
..what do you think? I named him Beetlejuice
droolin.gif
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
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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
 

TheSheriffswife

Chirping
9 Years
Jan 13, 2011
190
2
99
Baldwinsville NY
Quote:
ep.gif
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
ya.gif
..what do you think? I named him Beetlejuice
droolin.gif
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
smile.png

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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