The Olive Egger chicken is a cross breed which has been created with the goal of producing olive colored eggs. Olive Eggers can be produced by crossing a blue egg layer such as the Ameraucana, Araucana or Easter Egger, to a dark brown egg layer such as the Marans or Welsummer.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Usually Pea or Single Comb): Any color
Personality: Varies with each cross
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good
Egg color: Olive green
gorgeous eggs, colorful eggs, different colors
I love birds especially the colorful ones like the olive egger chickens. I trust myself with one thing, I eat them when I have the appetite (hahahahahahaa…), I brush their beauty which made me get them aside. One thing I like most the olive egger chickens is the different colors of their eggs. I had these olive egger chickens, am not sure the cross breeding but I think the cross was between an ameraucana and marans. Their temperament was very skittish but they were calmer around people when they started laying eggs. Their eggs had the same taste as other eggs though I don’t know the nutrient composition of their eggs to actually differentiate..
From Derick Jun 13 2015 6:09PM
Olive Eggers Lay GORGEOUS Eggs!
Olive Eggers are a mixed breed that lay gorgeous olive green colored eggs. For our Olive Eggers, we breed our Ameraucana hens to our French Copper Marans roosters. Everybody LOVES the gorgeous eggs they lay!
F1 = 1st generation Olive Egger. The hatching egg will be blue in color but will hatch an Olive Egger chick.
F2 = 2nd generation Olive Egger. The hatching egg will be olive green in color & will hatch an Olive Egger chick.
Web site: http://michenerfarm.webs.com/.
From MichenerFarm Apr 30 2013 5:46PM