The Olive-Egger thread!

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

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:It can be frustrating waiting & waiting for those first eggs, but honestly, you really don't want them to rush; if they are pushed (for example, given laying feed before they begin to lay), you can end up with laying issues later such as internal laying or becoming eggbound. Although it's a long wait sometimes, I am ALWAYS happy when they wait until past 26 or 28 weeks, as I'm confident that I won't have future laying issues when they do.
     
  2. DFCottage

    DFCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! I thought I would share my 5 month old OE roo, Bacchus (meaning 'to shout' because he literally won't stop crowing!) my lovely blue barred boy. He came from Froggy Bog Farm eggs, whom if I recall correctly has 1 hen that carries the blue gene, and luckily out of a few hatches I ended up with this guy, 1 solid blue pullet and 2 blue barred muffed pullets! All are clean legged aside from this guy who looks like he has shank feathers that tried to make it out but didn't quite.. in any case, he's a fun guy! Can't wait to see the babies I get from him in the spring.

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  3. Cydney83

    Cydney83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Beautiful!
     
  4. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    DF cottage, he is a stunner!
     
  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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  6. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful!
     
  7. DFCottage

    DFCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! He literally will. not. stop. crowing. He's been that way since day 1, always making noise. But he's good to his girls, and is even in the pen right now with my wheaten am roo, and they're great together. The barred hackles didn't pop out until about a month ago, and I was hoping they'd all get like that, and they did! He's still filling out but I'm so excited to have him.
     
  8. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some olive egger x olive eggers I've been experimenting with. They're 12 weeks now. Have 18 in the bator mostly pipped, and 2 out.

    Still my favorite!!
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    Caught him preening that why his tail is funny.
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  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'd LOVE to see how the egg color turns out! I've always wanted to do OE x OE but the family doesn't want that.


    I'm thinking you have something around a 25% or less chance of a very, very rich dark GREEN egg layer there.
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:They're so pretty! Love their coloring!

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