Olive Eggers? wanted in WI

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  1. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

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    I remember on the old BYC someone was selling these awesome green/brown eggs. I can't remember what they were but i believe he said Marans..but it could have been Welsummers.. Ugh i don't remember. but they were mixed with the EE's or something.. yeah i know.. im not much help but if anyone can help me out. I wanted to get some of those kinds of eggs so i can hatch them out and get some of those awesome colors myself:)
    Thanks much
    Sue
     
  2. dizzychicken

    dizzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone was breeding the olive egg laying hens to marans to get a darker olive green.

    I have olive green eggs but they are laid by my EE. I am thinking of crossing her with my welsummer rooster to see if the offspring lays even a darker olive, although most of them are pretty dark olive green as they are.

    Here is a photo of my olive eggs. The two on the right. Funny thing is she lays olive eggs but sometimes she lays a speckled olive green egg. It is the coolest thing ever. We call those her camo eggs.

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  3. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To get my olive egger I crossed my blue ameraucana rooster w/ a wheaten pendesenca. My wheaten lays a 4 or 5 on the color chart. The babies look just like an ameraucana, but their tails are shaped like a pendesenca. I PM'd you some additional info.

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  4. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

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    i have one chicken that lays eggs that are a sky blue, and one that is a bit lighter, and i think i have a greenish one as well. Do you have pics of your offspring, Heidi?

    Sue
     
  5. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Here is a pic of my olive egger, Skitzo. She's the black one. The wheaten in front is her mother, Poppy.
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    Here's another pic of the eggs. Poppy's is the dark brown one and Skitzo's is the one directly behind it.
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    I don't have a pic of the blue olive egger I hatched - I'm trying to get one from Wynette.
     
  6. blasto

    blasto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    onthespot has a barred bearded olive egger and she sometimes offers hatching eggs from her.
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is my Olive Egger that I got from Heidi, by her Blue Ameraucana roo over a Wheaten Penedesenca hen - she's just GORGEOUS, IMO, and an excellent layer:

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    And here is a carton of eggs with four of hers in it:

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  8. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 hens that lay an army green egg. I have them in with my cuckoo marans. I can ship you 6 for $10. PM if you want them and I will give you my paypal. [​IMG]
     
  9. my3boys

    my3boys New Egg

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    I don't know if I am even in the right forum, but I am looking for more guinea hens and peachicks/peacocks. If anyone has any for sale, I would be very interested in purchasing them. Please contact me at [email protected].

    A quick comment on the colored eggs.... I have an Ameracauna hen and a Sumatra rooster who recently hatched a nest of pale blue eggs. The chicks are all different colors (cream/black, grey, black, etc.). I am curious to see what they will look like in a few more weeks!
     

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