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What color eggs for Black copper Marans over olive egger?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nickie, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some eggs from a breeder today and he threw in a few olive egger eggs for free. He has never hatched any of those eggs and I forgot to ask if they hatched what color the eggs would be. So, since I know nothing about genetics and such I was wondering if someone could fill me in on what to expect. These olive eggs are deep, dark olive green if that helps.
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read on the Oliver Egger thread that brown egg layer over oliver egger = very dark olive eggs. I'm going to experiment with that. I have a Welsummer cockerel, a Lavender Ameraucana cockerel, an oliver egger, and two Ameraucana pullets (one Lavender and one Black). I want to try Wel x OE for dark green eggs, and Wel x Amer for more olive eggers. Should be fun to see what I get!
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  3. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right, I read that too. The only thing is, as I said before, these eggs are already deep, dark olive.
     

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