What am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JasonVideo, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. JasonVideo

    JasonVideo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was supposed to be an Olive Egger but my eggs are light brown. Any idea?

    Jason

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    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Since an olive egger is a mixed breed yours could be one that didn't get the right genes for olive eggs. Yours looks like a mixed breed.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. JasonVideo

    JasonVideo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I see. I thought she would have to have a beard. Either way she's a sweetie.

    Thanks,

    Jason
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    My olive egger looks like a blue splash Maran. They are currently just a mixed breed and their appearance varies greatly. The are defined by the color of their eggs and don't breed true.
     
  6. JasonVideo

    JasonVideo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't they have to have an Ameraucana in there? I guess even then, the genes may not work out right.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I would assume they use Americana, or EE, which lately don't always have muffs on them, mixed with whatever dark brown egg layers they have. Since yours is laying light brown eggs it might not even have been an olive egger, as the eggs should at least be darker brown I think, but I'm not expert on them.
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Olive Eggers don't have to have Ameraucana in them. I breed Olive eggers from Marans/Cream Legbar crosses. Another breeder I know breeds them from Cream Legbar/Welsummer crosses.
     
  9. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an olive egger that is a New Hampshire crossed with a mixed rooster (AmercaunaXAustralorp). She is yellow with blue legs and lays army green eggs.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Gray Farms
     

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