The Olive-Egger thread!

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

  1. roncrna

    roncrna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2010
    West Virginia
    Thanks to those who gave me responses. I'm just glad that I should finally get some olive eggs!
  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    My newest laying Olive egger girls have really been giving me some pretty eggs the last few days! Just wanted to post a few pics.

    Yesterdays (the 3 in the top row are OE eggs. Eggs on the bottom are golden cuckoo marans except the white one)

    Todays from a different hen



  3. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    Those are some beautiful olive eggs!!! [​IMG]
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Quote:X2! Awesome!
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Wow, those are gorgeous! [​IMG]
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Thank you. Last year I had my first f1s that I had from an ameraucana hen crossed to a very dark egg gened Black copper marans roo. Then I did an experiment where I crossed some of the hens to thier peacombed olive egger brother, some to an ameraucana roo (the f1's mother's brother), and some back to the dark egg gened BCM roo (father). I kept the babies separate and kept the hens (f2). Now they are all approaching POL. There are a total of 13 hens. I will post all the Olive eggs from each group once I get them all laying [​IMG] I wanted to see what happened when you crossed an olive egg back to blue, back to dark brown, or just back to olive gene.

    Here is an example of the egg color from last year from my f1s (ameraucana hen x BCM roo)
  7. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

    May 18, 2011
    Quote:Can't wait to see the results of this.... Interesting! Lets see what I like best [​IMG]
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Yoohoo Wynette....wanted to show you what is going on here with the OE babies I just picked up from Speckledhen....ummmmm they are being cuddlized! One of the 2 clean legged ones has become my daughter's buddy. The little one runs to the side of the brooder everytime Cheyenne goes by and it wants to be picked up and sit on her shoulder. LOL One that I believe to be a little male runs over to me, of course, the males always do *sigh* hahahahaha Also wanted to let you know that when I put them in the brooder with my week old Russian Orloff chicks, the almost 3 week old OEs screamed like little girls. They acted like the horrid flesh eating Orloffs at half their size were going to kill them. Took two days for the screaming to cease. hahahaha



    For size comparison...this is both Orloff chicks in my daughter's hand hahahahahaha Scarey things aren't they?

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  9. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Quote:Breeding is such fun. Like waiting for CHristmas presents. Only better !!!! LOL
  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    I found out which hen laid the really dark olive egg on the plate and it is one with only a partial peacomb. Hmmm she looks very maranish excpept that comb.

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