Chicks and Eggs
Marans and Olive Egger chicks
Our Splash Marans rooster is from Brian Parks, a breeder of Bev Davis' original line. We have splash and blue hens who were selected for egg color, temperament, and breed standards. We have no copper in our line, we only have the solid line and we only breed splash and blue chicks.
Our chicks are bred to the French standard and have feathered legs and lay gorgeous dark eggs. We worked on improving egg color first as it is very difficult, especially in Southern California, to find Blue and Splash Marans that lay dark eggs.
We currently have three generations of Olive Eggers. They have been developed using a previous Splash Marans roo over our late Wheaten Ameraucana, and their offspring was bred to our current roo, giving us a second generation Olive Egger. They lay the lighter olive and darker olive green eggs in the picture, respectively.
Our second generation Olive Egger chicks hatch from our first generation OE eggs. They are F2 BC or "second generation back-crossed" to our dark-brown-laying Marans rooster. It is therefore not a guarantee but possible you could get a darker olive green layer. The third generation OE (F3 BC) chicks hatch from our second generation OE eggs, and could produce and even darker laying OE hen. Again, it is not a guarantee. All olive egger chicks are splash or blue and look very similar to the Marans. Some, however, have cheeks and pea combs. The chart on the left from Triple J Farms is a great visual for comprehension.
Our chicks are available at a few days old, having been started on organic and non-GMO starter, to ensure they are healthy and thriving. We do NOT vaccinate. All chicks START at $20
We have both Marans and Olive Egger fertile eggs available for your personal hatching needs.
Our first-generation OE eggs could hatch a second generation Olive Egger chick. It is unfortunately not a guarantee it will grow to be an (even darker) laying olive egger hen. The third-generation OE chicks can hatch from our second generation OE eggs, and could, as a future hen, produce even darker olive eggs. Again, it is not a guarantee.
All Olive Egger chicks are splash or blue and look very similar to the Marans. Some, however, have cheeks and pea combs. If they do not end up laying olive they most likely will lay brown. The chart above from Triple J Farms is a great visual for comprehension.
Eggs are $5 each or $60/dozen
We are growing our flock and hope to soon produce enough eggs to sell for consumption. Our eggs are from hens allowed to forage on almost all of our three acres. They are fed Organic Corn and Soy-free non-GMO feed, garden leftovers, and herbally wormed. We project to sell our eggs for $6/dozen