what breed is the olive eggs

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  1. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed lays the olive eggs?
     
  2. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Americauna or Easter Eggers
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    For the really dark olive eggs you can take a pure Ameraucana and cross with a Black copper marans or a welsummer rooster. Some people cross with EE's too, but they may not be as dark. I have a green laying EE and a welsummer rooster, so I'm going to try it when he's old enough to mate.

    Here's the olive egger thread. Lots of cool info.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=131131
     
  4. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright. I appreciat you all helping. Thanks alot. Will this littl epost still be on here in about a month or 2 ? I am am going to use it for future referances. Thanks for all of the help.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure it will, it keeps getting updated. You can subscribe to it (check box below the posts) and it will send you an email, or search for it later.
     
  6. jaboo81

    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what we r trying to raise. We have 2 Welsummer roos and we just ordered some ee's, maybe next year we will have some dark olive egg !
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It's so much fun experimenting to see what egg color you'll get! It's really best to use a rooster that lays an extremely dark egg, such as a Marans. A Welsummer will work, but you may not get quite as dark of an olive shade as you would with a Marans from a very dark egg laying line. Have fun!
     
  8. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 EE's that are in with my BCMarans roo and I can't WAIT for a broody to hatch me some little olive eggers [​IMG] At least I hope they will be OE's!
     

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