The Olive Egger is a hybrid that was developed at Hoover’s Hatchery. It is a cross between a commercial line of Legbars we have obtained and our Welsummers. They come in a small range of colors; some look more like Welsummers, while others take more after the Legbars. A small topknot is common but not always present. This breed has an easy-going personality, is friendly, and is an abundant egg layer. This bird would do well in a backyard flock as well as on a farm. These are good-sized birds, weighing five to six pounds as adults. Hens lay approximately 260 large olive eggs a year. There will be an occasional hen that produces a brown egg, but that is a small exception to the rule. Chicks are either yellow or brown with dark brown stripes on their backs.