olive eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Big_Red, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Big_Red

    Big_Red Out Of The Brooder

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    i have americana roosters and rhode island, orpington, plymouth rock hens. will crossing them make olive eggs?
     
  2. millersdawn616

    millersdawn616 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:yes. americanas blue laying gene is dominint and being crossed with a brown egg layer will give you olive or green eggs from the offspring that hatch from your hens eggs. your current hens eggs wont change colors tho.
     
  3. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might Have to breed the F1's back to a brown egg layer to get them darker. I'm not sure though!
     
  4. LAseramas KP

    LAseramas KP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2011
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    Quote:you have to breed your amercuana rooster to a maran hen and the pullets from that with give you the olive eggs hope that helps
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No, it will not create true Olive colored eggs. You'll just get Easter Eggers with green eggs. True olive egg layers come from dark brown layers, not normal brown.
     
  6. Big_Red

    Big_Red Out Of The Brooder

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    so say i use maran x americauna does it matter which is the hen and which is the rooster?
     
  7. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope
     
  8. TNBarnQueen

    TNBarnQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2010
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    OK...how bout an Americana x Wellsummer/EE roo?? This gives 2 blue genes and one dark brown
     

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