Suppose to be an Olive Egger But....

Flowerbh

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This little chick is about 4 weeks old. She is suppose to be a third generation Olive Egger. First Generation was BCM and EE. They took those chicks and breed it back with an unrelated BCM. Then I think they took those pullets and breed them back to another unrelated BCM. I want a chicken that lays an olive egg. Here's my problem. This chick looks like it has a single comb. I think to have an olive egg,, she would need to have a pea comb. What is your opinion?



Olivia in front. I will try to find a comb picture....


Nope, not a good shot. Anyway, sometimes it looks pea and sometimes single. Can anyone tell me if she would have to have the pea comb to have olive eggs?
 

Flowerbh

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So does that mean she will have brown eggs and not the olive colored ones? I got her strickly to get olive colored eggs. Would they be brown or kahki? I
 

goldfinches

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I have a bunch of maran ameraucana mix, (I think), olive eggers and they have single combs. Mine are only 3.5 weeks, though, and I'm having a time identifying a bunch of others with them.
 

Flowerbh

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I read somewhere that only the chicks with the pea comb will have green/blue eggs. It's on the gene. Anyway, that is why I am sad that my little olive egger looks like it has a single comb. I may be seeing it wrong...she is still small and sometimes I only see three ridges and sometimes I think it is 5 ridges.
 

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