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Olive eggers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenfriend5, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. chickenfriend5

    chickenfriend5 New Egg

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    Hi! Does anyone know how to tell the difference between Easter Eggers and Olive Eggers? Other then their egg color. I mean like, before they start laying. Anyhelp would be appreciated! Thanks! :) [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Most EE will have muffs and green legs. Olive eggers, it can depend on what kind they are, and what they are mixed with, but they are more likely to have slate colored legs. You can only be sure once they start laying.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I have EEs, they lay blue eggs, Two have no Muffs and one does. They have slate coloured legs...To Make an olive egger you can cross Black Copper Marans with a Blue Ameruacana......

    Cheers!
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Short answer....No.
    Unless you know their exact, and accurate, parentage...you'll just have to wait until they lay.
     
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  5. Little Fuzzy

    Little Fuzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that was sold to me as a chick called an Americana, She has Pheasant colored feathers, slate legs and lays beautiful pale green eggs. Would you call her an EE or an Olive egger
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Many, many, many EE's are sold as Ameraucanas, when in fact they are not Ameraucanas...very common to find this.

    Green/Olive is subjective...all OE's are basically EE's.
    Green/Olive eggs are a blue shelled egg covered with brown coating.
    The shade of green depends on the parentage, especially the brown coating component.
    The darker the brown genes component in the parent bird, the darker green egg the offspring might lay.
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    She is an EE....

    Cheers....
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Easter egger.
     

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