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Olive Green Eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stirkle, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I am just wondering if these eggs would be desirable... they are a consequence of breeding a welsummer rooster (brown eggs) with a cream legbar (blue eggs)...

    Does anybody know if these eggs would be desirable like the cuckoo maran eggs, the dark dark brown ones...

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  2. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are slightly darker than that image, think the light made them look lighter
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't understand the question. Desireable for?
     
  4. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    showing the eggs or for people who look for different coloured eggs...
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I think for showing the eggs it has to be pure breed. As for selling I have to convince everyone at work I sell to that my blue and green eggs are true. Sometimes people are takin back by the colored eggs and darker brown eggs but now everyone likes they and wants them. Are you trying to sell for hatching?
     
  6. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well surely loads of chickens aren't proper pure breeds because most chickens have been bred with other breeds to get all the different breeds?

    But yea I think my mini beetroot will be shown this year, pure breed or not.
     
  7. Welsummer Rancher

    Welsummer Rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose that those eggs would be as desirable as any other color eggs especially for eating as there is really no difference in taste between eggs of different chicken breeds, marans included. I lean more to brown or colored eggs myself, but I think it is simply a case of colored eggs being more pleasing to my eyes than basic white eggs.
     

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