Olive Egger

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.

Temperament Weight Eggs per Year Egg Size Egg Color Cold Hardy Heat Hardy
Docile, Friendly, Mellow, Active 5-6 lbs. 260 Large Olive Yes Yes
Temperament Docile, Friendly, Mellow, Active
Weight 5-6 lbs.
Eggs per Year 260
Egg Size Large
Egg Color Olive
Cold Hardy Yes
Heat Hardy Yes