The Olive-Egger thread!

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

  1. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought it look like a coating! It makes it look chalky. When I washed it, it was as olive as the others, but dried up to that grayish hue.

    How do you get a purple egg? [​IMG]
     
  2. DFCottage

    DFCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought it look like a coating! It makes it look chalky. When I washed it, it was as olive as the others, but dried up to that grayish hue.

    How do you get a purple egg? [​IMG]

    I say a nice Ameraucana with great blue egg genes and a EE that lays pink [​IMG]
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well, purple as I've known. . . It's a plum color really. It's an extra coating like on your egg but on a Marans egg:

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    My Wheaten Marans girls lay these frequently.
     
  4. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MAN! I didn't even know that Olive eggers existed! now I have to urge to get one type of chicken per egg color (for example, 1 ee, 1 oe, 1 bo, etc. What are all the colors that you can get? (eggs)
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Here's a good photo of all the egg colors except dark green/olive, REALLY dark olive and a really good green.

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  6. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ALL those colors are stupendous!!
     
  7. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm going to hope real hard one of my girls lay like this!
     
  8. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    My young OE's hatched from Alicefelldown's eggs. They are amusing little boogers [​IMG] WARNING PIC HEAVY

    Can't wait to start getting olive colored eggs. This little cockeral is a stinker...and a camera hog!

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    And my favorite little pullet

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  9. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Those eggs are great! I hope to one day have a few like those [​IMG]
     
  10. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I love this photo! I've lined up my own eggs in color gradations, but I'm missing the olive, true blue, and very dark brown, so it's not much to look at. I'm working on adding olive right now. I'll find out what I got in the next month or two.
     

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