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- May 5, 2020
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I don't have olive eggers that are that cross, but I think my starlight green eggers have RIR in them, they are a cross between a Prarie Bluebell egger (which is an Aruacana x white leghorn) x "Brown egg layer" according to the hatchery site. Their eggs are a lighter green though. I'm glad you got her, post when she lays an egg!Hi out there on the olive egger thread! I was wondering if anyone has seen a production red/ameraucana(not EE) cross as an olive egger? I have the opportunity to buy one, though I understand Marans and Welsommers are usually used for the brown egg layer parent.
Though I have seen some production reds with darker brown eggs (though not as dark as the other two mentioned). Thanks
You're welcome, chicken genetics are pretty fascinating. I gave hatching eggs to a few other folks to hatch and raise, the chicks are going to be coming of age the next few months. Easy way to spread my Project.
Thank you. They really are. I was pleasantly surprised with them. 4 out of 6 have the crest, but all look similar. I contacted Hoover’s hatchery and was told they would start laying at around 20 weeks.Those eggs are gorgeous! Looks like your hens are a cross between cream leg bar and not sure what the other half is! Amazing that they’re already laying eggs at their age. Congratulations!