The Olive-Egger thread!

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

  1. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    Thanks, Wynette. [​IMG] Love that puppy nose!
     
  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Ok I have decided it is time to hatch on second generation Olive Eggers..... I need more than two Olive Egger Girls anyway... right???? I have four eggs so far, I have been getting 2 eggs a day so they have till Saturday. This is a test anyway just to see what I will get.

    I have one that is Marans-esque with gold collar and black body and one that is Dominate white. They are in with a splash Marans roos. So I am thinking I will get some white? and some blue. Doesn't really matter as long as they still lay Olive Eggs... [​IMG] and they are all pullets. [​IMG]
     
  3. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    My first olive egg babies of the new season have just made their appearance and they are blue with muffs and feathered legs (which is the "look" I've been breeding for over the past 3 years).

    [​IMG]
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    They're adorable Monique!

    I want to try to hatch some Splash ones from you again this year, the one Splash chick I hatched last year didn't make it. [​IMG]
     
  5. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Jeremy I can't remember how I had them paired up last year. I've never hatched a splash yet - only blue or black and mostly blue. I took my black copper roos out of the pen because the eggs were getting too dark and replaced them with blue olive egger roos so maybe I will get some splash this season since the pen is now almost all blues.
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i got some udated pics of mine. i think i have a boy and a girl. gotta get rid of the boy tho if it is one

    what color eggs will the female produce? came from an olive egg. father is a Wyandotte. will they still produce olive eggs??

    Thinking boy (front) and girl (perched in back)
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  7. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They are adorable.

     
  8. mikeypalone

    mikeypalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seven pullets hatched on jan.2 this year. they are marans hen x ameracuana rooster.I am thinking about keeping these with a barred rock rooster.hoping all seven are olive eggers what would the opinions be for the offspring next generation?
     
  9. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    My guess is the BR would possibly cause them to lay a lighter color olive egg, if they lay an olive egg. I have two olive eggers and the lady I got them from said none of the ones she kept laid olive eggs, from the same pairing. [​IMG]
     
  10. mikeypalone

    mikeypalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine is only a backyard project.what rooster would you think to use,knowing all along that there's no way to predict for certain what one would get
     

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