What's the Difference?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wbruder17, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Between an Olive Egger and an Easter Egger.... besides the color of egg they lay, of course. I've been getting some very olive colored eggs and I don't know which on lays them. I know all the hens are at least EEs. Is there really a difference or are they both basically mutts? What combo would make an olive colored egg?

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My experience with EEs is limited, but you're basically correct - it's just another mix to give you olive eggs. I think most mix EEs (or possibly Ameraucanas) with some breed known to lay a really dark egg (like marans) to ultimately get a bird that will lay nice olive eggs. At least that's my understanding of how it works. So they would be "mutts."

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