The Olive-Egger thread!

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

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Shelby's first egg is here! She will be 24 weeks this Wednesday. Displayed among some of today's "catch" so far:

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    Last pic I took of Shelby:

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  2. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Quote:Holy cow, are we breeding shelby? [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Shelby is in with the Barred Rocks so her man is my Rex. No man of her own kind for her, nope.
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Way to go Shelby! [​IMG]
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    B-E-A-utiful Cyn!

    I have 2 lil' baby OEs, one Wheaten and one Blue Wheaten that I'm waiting the long wait on eggs...

    I hope their eggs are as pretty as yours. [​IMG]
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    LOVE those legs!
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    YIPPEE!!! She laid! WOOT! Beautiful eggie, too! It'll look so very nice in your egg basket, Cyn! [​IMG]
     
  8. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Beautiful hen and gorgeous egg! I can't wait to see if I'll get an egg like that, but I have at least a month to go, maybe longer.

    I'm curious about CrazyCatNChickenLady's OE x OE experiment. Do OE roosters carry an olive gene, or is it hit-or-miss? I'm keeping an OE rooster to replace my current aggressive EE roo, so I'll be interested in how your experiment turns out.
     
  9. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Celia's egg she laid today, along with some eggs from a Blue Copper Marans.

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  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Oh Jeremy, you should be sending ME eggs! Beautiful!
     

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