Has anyone else here raised any olive eggers. I have some easter eggers and mine lay a green egg, I also have some black copper marans that lay what is referred to as the chocolate egg because they are so dark.
If you haven't seen a marans egg you should look them up, they are the darkest coppery brown or at least a good one should be.
Anyway, I have been told that when you breed the two of them you get a dark green, or olive colored egg.
I have seen a couple of pictures of them online before and its a pretty cool color.
The reason I ask this is that I saw one of my 4 month old black copper roos doing the deed with my easter egger hen so even though I have absolutely sworn off incubating for a long time I am thinking I will toss her eggs in the bator, if she ever gets out of the darn nestbox and see if I can get myself some olive eggers.
Just wondering if anyone else has done this and if it all worked out. There is no telling for sure how successful you will be or what you will get.
Keeping my fingers crossed though.
I found a picture of some eggs to show you what I am talking about.
The real dark one is the copper marans egg and it also shows the olive egg among some others.http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=49598
She has been in there for at least an hour already and I keep going out to check so it doesn't freeze on me.