Olive Eggers (OE's) are a variety of chicken that will lay an olive colored egg. These interesting chickens are created by crossing a bird hatched from a Dark Brown Egg (like Marans, Welsummers, Barnevelder, Empordanesa and Penedesenca) and a bird hatched from a Blue Egg (like Ameraucanas, Araucana and Easter Eggers). Generally speaking, if you want very dark olive colored eggs, you need to start with one parent who comes from very dark egg layers, such as Marans. However, Welsummers crossed with blue egg birds can produce offspring who lay a beautiful lighter olive shade, often with freckles. It's been noted that Olive Eggers can also be produced by a parent from a light tan egg crossed to a bird from a blue egg. With this combination, the offspring could give eggs in a very light minty green, a light teal green, or even a blue/green. OE's green shade may vary widely from khaki, olive green, dark mossy green and deep olive green. Every color is interesting and a great to dress up to any egg basket.
We are no longer raising Olive Eggers.