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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HTChick, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. HTChick

    HTChick In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2015
    West Texas
    A littel different take.....any idea who laid the big Olive egg in this batch?

    I have a mixed flock from McMurray hatched 10/15/16. The laying commenced 3/6/16. There have been 3 previous olive eggs all very small. This could be the same hen but we were thinking not. It was suddenly so much bigger. The picture is not as good as I hoped, it is on the right and I suppose you will have to take my word for it that it is olive. These are the eggs collected yesterday.

    List of pullets:
    5 Easter Eggers, three with muffs
    3 black Australorps
    1 Jersey Giant
    3 RIRs
    1 New Hampshire Red
    2 white Leghorns
    1 Silver Spangled Hamburg
    1 Ancona
    1 undetermined gray/white rose comb white earlobes


  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    It's one of your EE's. EE's can lay green, blue, olive green, white, brown or even pinkish depending upon the genetics inherited.

    An Easter Egger is a mix of a blue egg gene breed, such as the Ameraucana (beard/muff), and any other breed. If the other breed was a darker layer like a Welsummer, that mix will produce an Olive Egger.

    All pullets lay small eggs at first which over the first couple of weeks will get bigger as their "machinery" gears up. Sometimes that happens almost overnight.

    Lucky you...you've got an olive egger.

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2016
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 2
  4. HTChick

    HTChick In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2015
    West Texas
    Oh goodie!! Thank you!

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