Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thoughts on this..... anyone with OliveEgger or EE experience

    "olive egger chick grows a straight comb, it will lay brown, not green, eggs.... must have a pea comb to lay the green ones. So even "olive egger" chicks could end up brown egg layers."
     
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    On another thread, someone has an entire brood that lays brown.
     
  3. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be just my luck!
     
  4. Ray from PA

    Ray from PA Chillin' With My Peeps

    But Blarney, you've got that nice White Marans hen that has no Roo !!! I really like that hen,, and I don't normally like white, I only have one white bird here, a Cochin hen, and mostly because she was so sweet and pretty as a pullet.
     
  5. zinia8

    zinia8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been feeding FF since October.I do just a small bucket and strainer. I only have 5 egg layers. Birds liked it in the beginning but then my ferment got really strong and they quit eating it. I will be starting over again. I use layena pellets sratch grains and boss.
    http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.com/?m=1
     
  6. Ray from PA

    Ray from PA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice to hear that you could save that egg / chick, especially since it's one of your project birds. Hope it's a " she " for ya !


    Makes sense as far as genetics, guessing Heather could answer this.
    Guess you have to have a good strategy plan when shooting for olive eggers, should probably cross back to the Ameraucanas.


    All of your Olive eggs hatch with straight combs ?
     
  7. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have egg-citing news!!! I have rocking and chirping in the bator. 3 rocking so far. 1 dark, 1 med brown and 1 OE
     
  8. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    I followed a pretty intense conversation about this once. The final verdict seemed to be that the blue/green laying gene and the pea comb gene are closely related, on the same DNA strand, or some such thing so they USUALLY go together. I happen to have a pea comb girl, green legs, hatched from a green egg and...she lays brown. I've heard she is in the 3% that do, lucky me. I really should play the lottery.

    Ray, I do so like that White Marans girl, and she is all alone...

    Missy says I should come here for my weather updates...I've heard it's going to be 22 degrees here today, I'm going to put a heat lamp out with the broody and her 6 week olds. My EEs have finally started coming into the coop at night. 22 yr old ended up staying at a friend's closer to civilization so she could get to work this morning.
     
  9. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay Chad!!
     
  10. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY Chad!!!

    I woke up and have 6 out. I think 4 silkies, 2 bantam langs and I just watched my first LF Cochin hatch :)
     

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