Our flock of Olive Egg Layers was an initial cross of our Black Copper Marans and Blue/Black/Splash Ameraucana. After several years and selective mating we have grown a flock we are very proud of. To keep the integrity of the egg color we only keep hens and cross them back to either Ameraucana or Marans roosters.
For the last few breeding seasons we have kept them in our Ameraucana pen but for 2013 we’ve decided to move them to our pen of Black Copper Marans. We anticipate an even darker olive color out of these chicks.