What breed AND gender...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Penny Olive, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Penny Olive

    Penny Olive New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    Long time reader, first time poster here :)
    I bought this guy/gal as a fertile "olive egger" egg and he/she hatched exactly 17 weeks ago today. Now, upon some googling, it doesn't appear as though the afro was supposed to comes as a standard feature. Is anyone able to tell me what you think he/she is? And also if it's a he or a she for that matter?
    Many thanks!
     

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  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome!
    She could be a hybrid crossed with a breed with an afro :) Looks like a hen though.
     
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  3. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upon further research, the crest seems to be a dominant trait, so I think it could be what I said in my prior post.
     
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    I think she is a hen. This is may just be my crazy chicken mama brain, but strangely, her body looks like a Black sex link.
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    I am probably wrong though, you can't breed BSL's like purebreds, I think that they are just hybrids.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Its a pullet and its a mix, what color was the egg?
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Olive Eggers are essentially crossbreds. There is no standard or typical look to them. You won't know if she is indeed an Olive Egger until she starts laying. She very likely had and Ameraucauna parent for the blue egg gene. But I'm having a hard time thinking of the other parent breed that would have carried the dark brown egg gene and is crested.
     
  8. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life! Premium Member

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    I do think that's indeed a pullet. Like Gray Farms said, the Olive Eggers are basically a mixed breed to get the darker green eggs. I'm going to wager a guess at Cream Legbar and Black Copper Marans based on what she looks like. But really, there's no way to tell for sure. At least one parent had some crested breed though.
     
  9. Penny Olive

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    You're all legends! Thank you :) So glad you all think she's a she!
    RE Chicken Girl 1' question, she was hatched from a dark-olive coloured egg so would be lovely if that's what she ends up producing.
    Thanks again, everyone!!
     
  10. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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