The pullets from our April 1st hatch are finally starting to lay. We’re pretty sure the dusky olive eggs are being laid by Jeb’s two daughters by Chewie, a Black Copper Marans roo.
We also got our first blue-green Ameraucana egg from one of 4 pullets. Eventually we’ll cross these gals with Big Boy, our giant blue copper marans roo, to get more olive-egger hens.
Our current breeding pens have a Marans roo with Jeb (our first oliver), a cuckoo Marans, and a barred rock; a black Ameraucana roo with a Welsummer hen and a cuckoo Marans.
When our pullets from the April hatch are laying full-sized eggs, we’ll set up some pens to maximize their genetics too. That may very well be our last olive-egger experiment, since we are tentatively planning to list Seven Trees Farm for sale in the spring of 2015.