The Olive-Egger thread!

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

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My multiple generation OE pullet - I can't wait to see what color she lays! She's 12 wks old.
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  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Kelly, she is lovely! I love her splash pattern - different, and so pretty!

    bucka - what a beautiful quad of eggs there! Congrats on your first olive egg!

    HappyMtn - what a pretty gal you have there! I know what you mean about too much going on. I feel like I'm forever waiting...waiting...waiting....waiting for eggs to hatch, waiting for babies to grow enough so I can tell gender...waiting for pullets to start laying....
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Wynette, I love a good splash pattern and she's the last hatch from my rooster, Ford over my blue OE hen.

    I also have this girl from Kathy. I sure hope she lays soon - I'm on pins and needles! She's 25 weeks.
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    And here she is giving my barnevelder rooster a complex about his size. She's massive!
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  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Hopefully that means BIG olive-green eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Beautiful Splash!

    Wynette pic on pg 327 for you
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:OMG - holy cuteness! LOVE LOVE LOVE that first pic!!! Thanks so much for sharing, and it was fun pulling one over on you! HA!!! [​IMG] Can't wait to "watch" the little cuties growing up...big weenies, eh? BA HA HA! [​IMG]
     
  7. jeb251

    jeb251 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great thread, I am rasing my first gen from pure bev davis bcms and my questionable line of ameraucanas, they are beautiful but I am thinking I should have gone withe the blacks or whites, they are excelent quality, but were all "busy" when I decided to start wit the oe's
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    They scream like little girls when the evil hand comes in the brooder and then they chirp so sweetly being held and loved on. Hahahahaha. I adore them and will have to get some updated individual pics for you.
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Okay, here's my latest Olive Egger babies. [​IMG] Haven't hatched any in a while and I miss it. . . These are F1/First Generation babies. No second gens yet.

    This assortment is all from a small handful of Black Copper Marans hens covered by two Araucana cocks; one is a Blue Cuckoo the other is a Blue-Golden Duckwing w/Columbian. Basically a Lemon-Blue Quail.

    This time I'm getting a fun assortment of possibilities, and FINALLY got myself some tufted rumpless OE's. I'm also this time keeping track of who hatched from what, so I know what kind of parent is behind each chick. I already know daddy, but mom's egg color would be something neat to compare with the possible pullet's future egg color.

    These are the eggs I hatched out. The numbered ones are what the Olive Eggers hatched from, the numbers follow with the chicks shown later. The eggs not numbered had a different type of mutt hatch out.

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    Here's chick #1. A mysterious, pretty light brown color. Clean-faced and tailed. I'm very curious how it will mature to look like, because I have no clue why it's a pale brown color.

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    Here's chick #2. Clean-faced, rumpless, giving a mean look. . .

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    Here's chick #3. This huge, fluffy, clean-faced blue sadly has either a weird spraddle leg issue or a very weak left leg. Trying to work at getting it better.

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    Here's chick #4. Another big clean-faced and rumpless blue. This one I'm not sure which egg here it hatched from. Either a dark one or a pale one laid by a BIG hen.

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    Here's chick #5. One of my tufted rumpless ones! See the pretty little tuft on the left.

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    Here's chick #6. My second tufted one, possibly tailed. Has a small tuft.

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    Here's chick #7. Another clean-faced but rumpless brown. Obviously the same parents, as it too is nearly clean-legged.

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    Here's chick #8. An awesome cuckoo colored one, sadly clean-faced, but she is rumpless! this one is either the only OE baby from my Blue Cuckoo Araucana or he's incomplete for barring, making a couple other chicks his as well. We'll find out.

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    And wait, there's more! A while ago I freaked out about possibly having feather legged Buff x Wheaten Ameraucana chicks, well, they weren't thank goodness. They're Blue Wheaten Marans x Wheaten Ameraucana OE's.

    Here's a Wheaten cockerel, looks a lot like a Wheaten Am cockerel, and is feathering out like one. My Wheaten Marans cockerel, same age, is feathering extremely slowly which is normal for my Wh/BW Marans boys.

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    A little Blue Wheaten pullet.

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    A younger likely pullet.

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    This little cockerel is actually an unexpected mistake - He's 1/2 Wheaten Marans, 1/4 Wheaten Ameraucana, 1/4 Polish. He's got a V influenced single comb though, so, he's just gonna be a very interesting meat cockerel. I'm really excited to see how he'll grow to look. The comb especially with its double bladed tip is neat.

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  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Oh god the rumpless feather'legged chicks are flipping adoreable! They ALL are! Very nice color on the eggs as well.
     

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