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Easter egger care and colors

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Hopefully in the next month I will be getting 2 Easter egger bantams from a friend of mine, I own two old English game bantam hens right now and I wanted some tips on caring for Easter eggers. I also wanted to know what are these two colors called?  (pictures are  from google) These are the colors I like and i'm hoping to get. Thanks in advanced!

 

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They need on different care than other chickens. Most are pretty hardy in my experience. My oldest hen is an Ameraucana.

Important things in order of their importance - fresh air, fresh water, fresh quality chicken feed always available, insoluble grit.

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post #3 of 5

They don't need any sort of extra or special care.

Easter Eggers do not have 'standard' colors. They can be any color/pattern combination. Easter Eggers are not bred for specific colors, so you never know what a color a chick will grow up to be, and you can't know what color egg they will lay until they actually start laying.

The first bird looks like a splash with gold or buff. Splash have two copies of a blue dilute gene, diluting their black feathering into a light grey or almost white.

The black and white bird looks to have a columbian pattern.

post #4 of 5
The second one is a rooster. The splashier, more colorful EEs are more apt to be roosters.
The colors aren't standard colors but I would call the hen buff and the roo columbian.
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Originally Posted by Percheron chick View Post

The second one is a rooster. The splashier, more colorful EEs are more apt to be roosters.
The colors aren't standard colors but I would call the hen buff and the roo columbian.

That's not a rooster.

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