Olive Eggers - F2 sexing...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mylahandchris, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. mylahandchris

    mylahandchris Just Hatched

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    Hi...

    I'm new to olive eggers and have a sexing question about second generation chicks...

    Last season I crossed my French Wheaten Marans rooster over a few of my araucana (black and lavender) and ended up with 4 black pullets - all bearded with a little copper leakage around the neck and combs mostly resembled the araucana...

    Theyve started laying lovely olive eggs...
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    So now I've crossed another French Wheaten Marans rooster these olive eggers (Second generation) and the chicks are coming out about 1/3 black chicks (like last season)... and 2/3 of the chicks resemble the FWM chicks (hatch out yellow and after a couple of weeks some feather up Very dark and others feather up Wheaten colour)... each type pictured below...
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    So my question is... can I sex these similar to the FW Marans... of the 2/3 hatching out with yellow down are the ones feathering up with the dark feathers roosters (similar to pure FW Marans)...?

    Thanks for your advice/reply! [​IMG]
     

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