F1 Olive Egger Hatching Eggs: Half Dozen
Our F1 (First Generation) Olive Eggers are a cross between a Black Copper Marans and a Self Blue Ameraucana. All F1 Olive Egger hens will lay an olive egg. Keep in mind that these are a cross and will not breed true.
Our F1 Olive Eggers have pea combs, beards, and muffs. Hens are a beautiful black, and roosters are black with copper or gold and green highlights.
If you’re wondering how this cross lays a green egg:
Ameraucanas lay a blue egg, and the blue pigment is added to the actual eggshell early in the egg creation process. Marans lay a dark brown egg, but the brown pigment is not part of the eggshell itself, but a coating applied on the surface right before the egg is laid. A first generation Olive Egger inherits BOTH of these traits, and the dark brown coating applied over a blue eggshell results in an olive egg!
Please note: the hatching eggs you receive will be either dark brown or blue. The offspring from these eggs will lay shades of olive, as pictured.