what am I

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mruser, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. mruser

    mruser Out Of The Brooder

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    so i purchased this hen from a local ladie and I was told that she was an olive egger, but after looking up olive eggers i'm not sure if this is trure.


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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Olive Eggers are crosses. They are typically between Easter Eggers and Marans, but can be between any breeds that lay a blue/green and dark brown egg, respectively. Crosses can present in many ways - I've seen a black bird and a white bird cross and produce a tawny, speckled bird. Not to mention the fact that Easter Eggers are basically just a mutt from a specific gene pool, and Marans come in both feather-legged and non feather-legged forms.

    You'll know for sure when she says an egg. If it's Olive, she's an Olive-Egger, if not, she's just a plain old backyard mutt.
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  4. mruser

    mruser Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks for theverything info
     
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