Will I get an Olive Egger

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by am040608, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. am040608

    am040608 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is a blue egg laying EE, my roo is a Dominique.
    I just decided to put a few of her eggs in the bator. Yes they are fertile.
    I'm thinking I'll get olive eggers??
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    You'll get an Easter Egger which produces green eggs. Technically an Olive Egger, but for a true Olive Egger you would need to cross to a dark-egging breed, such as a Marans.
     
  3. am040608

    am040608 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping to add copper Marans later this year. I wouldn't be upset about green egg layers though. Our only EE lays beautiful baby blue eggs.
     
  4. Fowling around

    Fowling around Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you will get an olive egger crossing blue egg over dark brown. I have a pure Ameracuna roo not Easter egger over some marans and produce olive eggers
     
  5. Jrowley35

    Jrowley35 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I breed an olive egger to a marans or welsummer will I get a darker olive green egg layer?
     
  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    well ypu might, or you will get a dark brown egg layer. to get green eggs for sure , you need to breed the brown egg layer with a blue egg layer.
    Best,
    Karen
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016

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