Breed of the Week: Olive Eggers

Our last hybrid that we breed here on the farm are Olive Eggers.

Olive Eggers are a mixed breed that lay an olive colored egg. We use a Cream Legbar rooster over some of our Black Copper Marans hens that didn’t make the cut for the Marans breeding pen.

Chicks will grow up to be barred and crested, and often have lightly feathered legs. Since these are first generation the eggs themselves are brown but with the blue egg parent the babies carry the genes to make olive green eggs!

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