Sapphire Gem Olive Eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by momentspicd, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Going by the pics of the chicks, it´s not a secret what their parent´s identity are.! Cream Crested Legbar Dame with a Blue Copper Maran rooster as sire.

    The Barred chicks are males and the solid black/blue chicks are females, the bad thing about this cross as oposed to Ameraucana/Maran cross is that if you breed them together you will not be able to tell which pullet will lay green/olive eggs or the ones that will lay brown eggs, you just can´t until they start laying! With the original olive eggers you at least had about 95% chance of getting an olive egger pullet by looking at the shape of their comb! pea comb pullets from the cross of olive eggers with olive eggers have 95% chance of laying olive eggs, pullets from that cross with single comb have about 95% chance of laying brown eggs, but on the Sapphire Gem OE all of them are single comb(they have only one copy of the blue egg gene on one of the single comb) so if you breed them together you will not know which pullet will lay olive eggs and which one will lay brown eggs until they start laying eggs
     
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  2. NoelleK

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    I regularly breed F1 crosses of s splash Marans rooster over double Crested Cream Legbars. I always end up with a Blue Bird that is sex linked, and lays a nice, light olive egg, with a single comb and a crest. Half get leg feathering also.

    They look like your chicks ;-)

    The BC1 to a splash Marans rooster gets me 50/50 blue/splash offspring with a 50/50 brown/dark olive egg. And most still end up with a cute crest!
     
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  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Picture of the double crested Legbars please :pop
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    @nicalandia I have a Silkie x Easter Egger pullet who has a pea comb and lays cream eggs. Her mom is homozygous for the pea comb but heterozygous for the blue egg gene.
     
  5. nicalandia

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    Yes, you were the unlucky one :p
     
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  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I’m sure her brother got the blue egg gene :rolleyes:
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Hey that's good!
     
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  8. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Why?
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    because having the blue gene on an Easter Egger cross is better than having none?
     
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  10. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    True. Except I couldn’t keep him because of town rules so he now lives at an animal park.
     

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