What is an Olive Egger?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 2chicks poultry, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. 2chicks poultry

    2chicks poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am always hearing people talk about their Olive Eggers, and I was just wondering what they are. My guess is that they are a mix between an americana and a dark egg laying breed? Am I right?[​IMG]
     
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  3. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are a cross between a blue egg-laying bird and a dark "chocolate" brown egg-laying bird. Usually folks use an Easter Egger hen and a Marans cock to do the job. That is the most common cross I believe.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The classic is an easter egger or true ameraucana and a marans or welsummer. I have a few hens that lay olive eggs from an ee/regular brown cross. My ds 14 calls them camo eggs lol.
     
  5. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 2chicks poultry

    2chicks poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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