UGHHHH, I cant Tell Which is Which!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheHappyHen21, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have easter Eggers, Olive Eggers and Marans in my small pen at the moment. I cant tell which is which nor can i find information online that gives me good details on how to know the difference! I'm planning on seperating soon and getting rid of what i dont want to keep and purchase more of what i have to. As i sell Hatching Eggs and all. Can somebody PLEASE tell me the differences. It is mind boggling. or do i just tell the difference with there egg color. I dont want to keep all together id rather have certain breed pens. Thanks!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    It might help to post individual pictures of your chickens. Somebody might be able to figure out the difference for you.
     
  3. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes im going to post individual Pics when i get home, id like to band them
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You should be able to tell the pure bred Marans. What color are they, and do they have feathered legs?

    What cross are the Olive eggers? Since they're basically Easter eggers, you may have to wait and separate them by egg color when they reach point of lay.

    Before they start laying, it doesn't hurt to keep multiple breeds together in a grow-out pen. That's what I do with mine, and as they mature I decide who are keepers and who goes for sale.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked the breeder and she told me what she thought they were, just want your takes :)
     
  8. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. TheHappyHen21

    TheHappyHen21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never owned olive eggers, easter eggers or Marans before so its all new haha
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    First pic is likely a Marans, but it could be a first generation olive egger as well. The easter eggers and olive egger will be nearly impossible until they lay though. Easter egger will likely be clean legged and bearded. First generation olive egger crosses may have some feathers on the shanks and smaller beards.
     

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