The Olive-Egger thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by onthespot, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. short pup

    short pup New Egg

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    my brother has an olive egger to keep our baby turken warm
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Steve- I wouldn't be surprised if mayube she throws a green egg once in a while. I have a sizzle OE that does that- forgot all about her since she's broody 90% of the time.

    Here's my oldest BW OE pair. This is one mutt roo I am actually excited about keeping!

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    These are the wheaten marans eggs they came from, so hoping we get some darker olives this time around.

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  3. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure this has been asked before but I don't know how to find it. Will you get an olive egg if instead of a bcm on a am, does it still work if it's a am roo on a bcm hen?
     
  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    Quote:Same either way [​IMG]
     
  5. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to say I am surprised to have gotten an egg from your girls already... Only 20 weeks this coming weekend. Born April 16th...
     
  6. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    I just want to join the thread, I am officially starting my Olive-egger project. I plan on working on it for the next five years. My start is an Araucana rooster, Sappo...
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    And my Black and Blue-copper hens..
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    Eggs... A couple of Oprington eggs thrown in.
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    I hatched a few eggs from different BCs, but I did not like their body-type. I did get the most lovely colored Blue cockerel with the most bright red hackles and featherd legs. He was the most agressive roo I have ever had. He went to freezer camp. These hens are much heavier. They also lay darker eggs.

    I am putting them under my broody Cuckoo. I want my Oive-eggers to be able to be raised by a hen. Can hardley wait to see what I get.
     
  7. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Olive eggs are real conversation starters. Most folks have heard of blue and green eggs, but are amazed that chickens can lay olive eggs as well. I've hatched a bunch of the olive eggs, and I've seen chicks with varying proportion of either grandparent's genes. They're usually the ones who POP! out of that egg and get on with living. [​IMG]
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Oh I LOVE your blue hen! I wish mine could keep their backs so nice.

    I agree Cattitude. They are even better when you crack them open and they are blue inside. [​IMG]
     
  9. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    They just started laying. We will see how long their backs stay nice. All my other girls are wearing saddles. [​IMG]
     
  10. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Your eggs are so pretty.
     

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