What breeds lay olive eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninjascrub69, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any besides ameraucana's and EE's? If not what breeds can i cross to get some olive eggers?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ameraucanas do not and should not lay olive colored eggs.

    Easter Eggers may, of course, being that they're mutts.

    The birds that lay "OLIVE" eggs, though, like this - Are a mutt with a dark egg laying parent and blue/green egg laying parent, such as Marans x Ameraucana. There's a whole thread on them. [​IMG]

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    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason i said ameraucanas is because my cousin says he has some that lay olive eggs (i havnt seen them so they're probably EE's)
     
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    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Thanks!
    The reason i said ameraucanas is because my cousin says he has some that lay olive eggs (i havnt seen them so they're probably EE's)

    Bingo. Lots of people call their mutts Ameraucanas because hatcheries and feedstores tell them to. [​IMG]
     
  5. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!
    The reason i said ameraucanas is because my cousin says he has some that lay olive eggs (i havnt seen them so they're probably EE's)

    Bingo. Lots of people call their mutts Ameraucanas because hatcheries and feedstores tell them to. [​IMG]

    Yup, I've always hated that. Murray Mc Murray calls theirs easter eggers/ameraucanas , like they're the same thing [​IMG]
     

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