The Olive-Egger thread!

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

  1. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They look familiar, BuffyGRL, - I also hatched Alicefelldown's eggs! I only got 2 pullets, - one very pretty gray like yours, and one that is very large and black with a large red straight comb. I assume it will not lay olive, but it is a nice-looking healthy bird. I'm keeping one of the roosters, too, since our EE roo has been attacking DH. I want to try an OE x OE cross. I have one pullet from an EE x Welsummer. Not sure it the EE roo has the blue-green gene, but the Welsummer hen lays a very nice dark brown egg with speckles. I can't wait to see what she lays!
     
  2. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:They look familiar, BuffyGRL, - I also hatched Alicefelldown's eggs! I only got 2 pullets, - one very pretty gray like yours, and one that is very large and black with a large red straight comb. I assume it will not lay olive, but it is a nice-looking healthy bird. I'm keeping one of the roosters, too, since our EE roo has been attacking DH. I want to try an OE x OE cross. I have one pullet from an EE x Welsummer. Not sure it the EE roo has the blue-green gene, but the Welsummer hen lays a very nice dark brown egg with speckles. I can't wait to see what she lays!

    Thats is the fun part, the mystery egg. But I hope you get a nice olive egg..maybe even with speckles [​IMG].
     
  3. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    I know my olive eggers are going to be the last to lay for me... so much anticipation.... [​IMG]
     
  4. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! I got a pullet egg today from a hen that is only 20 weeks. It is not olive, but I still think it is pretty. It is part of a hatch from alicefelldown's eggs, but this one has a straight comb.
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    (the dark egg in the foreground)

    I'm pretty sure that this is the hen that laid it, although the photo is from when she was much younger, - her comb is very large and red now:
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    I can't wait for the other girl's to start laying. I still have hopes for olive from 2 other hens!
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Beautiful! See- single combed chicks that show up in subsequent generations of OEs are NOT useless! We even had some pure welsummers hatch out of my OE eggs after the OE moms were crossed back to a wellie roo. Crazy!
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Definitely not. I've been waiting on another single combed OE pullet for a while now, because my pairing are both parents who possess the genes to lay consistent or near consistent coating on them, thus, the single combed OE has a good chance of laying very consistent purple/plum colored eggs.
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Even if you don't get olive eggs- the dark ones are still awesome. Plus you get that hybrid vigor. Maybe I am biased, but it seems like they lay sooner and better than the pure blue or chocolate layers.
     
  8. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes and no with my OE's from you Amy... My OE x Ameraucana started laying at 20 weeks - a cool blueish/green egg, but my 2 OEs x Wellie have not started laying yet at 24 weeks. One has a Single Comb, the other Pea... Can't wait to see what happens. I figure the Pea Comb will lay a nice Olive Egg but the Single Comb is a mystery... I'll keep you posted...
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Yes and no with my OE's from you Amy... My OE x Ameraucana started laying at 20 weeks - a cool blueish/green egg, but my 2 OEs x Wellie have not started laying yet at 24 weeks. One has a Single Comb, the other Pea... Can't wait to see what happens. I figure the Pea Comb will lay a nice Olive Egg but the Single Comb is a mystery... I'll keep you posted...

    My EEs always seem to start in good time, but the wheaten ameraucanas,,,,ugh! I have had them go 9 months or more! Right now most of my birds are moulting, but the EEs & OEs are still plugging along. And the cochins, seen as how they were broody all spring and summer, are laying well now.

    I'm betting you'll get a terra cotta speckled egg from the single combed girl. Hope they start up for you soon. Sometimes if they don't start by Sept/Oct, they will wait til the solstice and suddenly you're buried in eggs. [​IMG]
     
  10. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes and no with my OE's from you Amy... My OE x Ameraucana started laying at 20 weeks - a cool blueish/green egg, but my 2 OEs x Wellie have not started laying yet at 24 weeks. One has a Single Comb, the other Pea... Can't wait to see what happens. I figure the Pea Comb will lay a nice Olive Egg but the Single Comb is a mystery... I'll keep you posted...

    My EEs always seem to start in good time, but the wheaten ameraucanas,,,,ugh! I have had them go 9 months or more! Right now most of my birds are moulting, but the EEs & OEs are still plugging along. And the cochins, seen as how they were broody all spring and summer, are laying well now.

    I'm betting you'll get a terra cotta speckled egg from the single combed girl. Hope they start up for you soon. Sometimes if they don't start by Sept/Oct, they will wait til the solstice and suddenly you're buried in eggs. [​IMG]

    Are you talking Summer Solstice next June? or Winter Solstice in December?
     

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