Olive Egger - My Pet Chicken

An Olive Egger hen stands in a grass pasture.

You've been dying for olive eggers, and they're finally here! My Pet Chicken offers two different exclusive crosses, producing an assortment of beautiful olive egg layers. (We're keeping some of our breeding secrets under wraps, but we can say we've crossed Legbars by Marans for one variety, and Ameraucanas by Marans for another variety.) There is no guarantee which of the two breeding programs your chicks will originate from, but you will be delighted by the varied color patterns of these chicks. Though they may all look different, each of them will lay an olive egg ranging in shade from light olive to a dark army green. Best of all, the parent stock are friendly, easy-going breeds, so your Olive Egger is likely to be a family favorite!


Class: Not recognized
Type: Large Fowl
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: Varies

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Good (3/wk)
Egg Color: Olive Green
Egg Size: Large

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: Yes
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Cold Hardiness: Hardy in winter
Heat Tolerance: Not especially heat hardy
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Friendly, easy going