Gemstone Olive Egger Day Old Chick
Our 'Gemstone' Olive Egger chicks are a group of crosses that lay a variety of colors, including shades of olive, brown, minty green, and even pink. (Note: If you are looking just for Olive Eggers that are guaranteed to lay 100% green eggs, check out our F1 Olive Egger Day Old Chicks).
These chicks will hatch in a variety of colors (black, self blue, white), with a variety of combs (single, pea) and some will have beards and muffs, some not. All of these chicks are crosses, and will not breed true.
When you order Gemstone Olive Eggers, you will receive a variety of the following crosses, based on availability:
- First Generation Backcross to Marans (BC1-M): This is an F1 Olive Egger bred back to a Marans (many breeders refer to this as F2 Olive Egger). Half of the hens from this cross will lay a darker olive, and half will lay brown eggs.
- First Generation Backcross to Ameraucana (BC1-A): This is an F1 Olive Egger bred back to an Ameraucana. Half of the hens from this cross will lay blue, and half will lay a mintier green than our F1 Olive Eggers.
- Second Generation (F2) Olive Egger: This is a cross of two F1 Olive Eggers, and can lay a variety of colors--various shades of green, brown, blue, and even pink.
Each chick will be toe punched so you can identify the type of cross you are getting. We will give you the widest variety of crosses available at the time we fulfill your order. Due to the small size of our breeding groups for these crosses this year, we cannot take more specific requests.
Chicks are sold straight run (unsexed)--they could be male or female.
Chicks are available for local pickup only.