Olive Egger Brown Back Cross Straight Run
Olive Egger Brown Back Cross Straight Run

Olive Egger Brown Back Cross Straight Run

$17.00

Olive Egger Brown Back Cross Straight Run

Mareks Vaccinated

8 in stock

Description

Olive egger refers to any chicken that has a combination of blue and brown egg genetics, so they can come in many different colors, sizes, and feather types!  In the first generation 1 parent has 2 copies of the blue egg gene, and the other parent has 2 copies of the brown egg gene. Those babies consistently lay olive eggs.  Back cross means that you cross an olive egger back with a chicken that has either 2 copies of the brown or blue egg gene.

In the first generation of back crossed babies they have a 50/50 chance of laying olive or the color they were crossed back to.  This percentage changes as you continue to cross back, and shades tend to become more unique and beautiful.  Olive eggers crossed back to brown eggers will lay dark shades of olive, brown, or taupe.  The darkest olives we get at Buckaboo Farm come from brown back crosses!  Sometimes you get a beautiful thick bloom, giving the egg speckles or making it look almost grey!  Our back crosses are a mix of generations, from 1 to 4 (referred to in chicken language as BC1-BC4).  Most of our back cross brown girls will look very much like a black copper marans, but we do have one cross that comes in dark blue, and has a 50/50 chance of laying pinkish brown or dark green.  Please let us know if you want one of those…they are isbar x BCM.  Of course we cannot guarantee the shade you’ll get from these girls, but that first egg is like a Christmas morning surprise!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPTION IS FOR STRAIGHT RUN CHICKS IN THE 0-3 WEEKS AGE RANGE, SO WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT GENDER THEY ARE.  All of our chicks are vaccinated for Mareks soon after they hatch!

If you do not know how to care for chickens please do your research before ordering!  We have lots of information on our Chicken Keepers Guide page, and will be adding chicken keeping courses on our Online Chicken Keeping Courses page as we release them.

Please note that this product will be marked as in stock when we believe we will have some available within the next couple of months.  We do not have a waitlist for these birds, but feel free to reach out if you have questions.

Additional information

Age

0-3 Weeks, 4-8 Weeks, 9-15 Weeks

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