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Well, earlier this fall I asked the forum to identify a chicken I got at the feed store and memebers said she was an Easter Egger.  Well she turned out to be a he when one day I saw him start crowing in the yard.  Since then he has grown into a very large rooster.  I would put him in the same catagory, size wise, of a Jersey Giant.  Would this rooster make good breeding stock and what would he produce with my Rhode Island Reds.

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Easter Eggers are difficult to sex until they crow.  What you will have if you breed to your hens is unknown.  They will be an interesting mix, though.

Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Was that the white bird you got with the Leghorn?

 

"Good breeding stock" depends on what you want to produce. Crossing this bird with your Red hens will give decent layers, not quite as good as momma in all likelihood. The pea comb on the rooster gives a good chance of blue egg genes, so crossing him with your brown layers should give mostly green egg laying pullet offspring, although you may get some brown egg layers also.

 

I'm not sure what kind of white the EE carry, if it's dominant or recessive. you'll likely get red and white birds, but black could be hiding under some of that white, so who knows what may pop out color wise :)

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Was that the white bird you got with the Leghorn?

 

"Good breeding stock" depends on what you want to produce. Crossing this bird with your Red hens will give decent layers, not quite as good as momma in all likelihood. The pea comb on the rooster gives a good chance of blue egg genes, so crossing him with your brown layers should give mostly green egg laying pullet offspring, although you may get some brown egg layers also.

 

I'm not sure what kind of white the EE carry, if it's dominant or recessive. you'll likely get red and white birds, but black could be hiding under some of that white, so who knows what may pop out color wise :)


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Was that the white bird you got with the Leghorn?

 

"Good breeding stock" depends on what you want to produce. Crossing this bird with your Red hens will give decent layers, not quite as good as momma in all likelihood. The pea comb on the rooster gives a good chance of blue egg genes, so crossing him with your brown layers should give mostly green egg laying pullet offspring, although you may get some brown egg layers also.

 

I'm not sure what kind of white the EE carry, if it's dominant or recessive. you'll likely get red and white birds, but black could be hiding under some of that white, so who knows what may pop out color wise :)

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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I like the Easter Eaggers. Mine are just turning 5 weeks. I am hopeful they are chicks but would not mind if one was a rock.

Thank you and have a great day!

 

Amber

 

1 Easter Egger (Buttercup), 1 Orpington ( Sunlight), 1 Wyandotte (Dottie), 1 ISA Brown? (Joy), 1 Blue Ameraucana (Dash), 1 Delaware (Moon), 1 Production Red (BamBam), 1 Sicilian Buttercup (Majestic), 1 Black Australorp (Midnight 2)

 

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Thank you and have a great day!

 

Amber

 

1 Easter Egger (Buttercup), 1 Orpington ( Sunlight), 1 Wyandotte (Dottie), 1 ISA Brown? (Joy), 1 Blue Ameraucana (Dash), 1 Delaware (Moon), 1 Production Red (BamBam), 1 Sicilian Buttercup (Majestic), 1 Black Australorp (Midnight 2)

 

30 eggs awaiting to hatch over the next couple of weeks. Update on eggs. 14 hatched but only 11 survived.  Will update...

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Was that the white bird you got with the Leghorn?

"Good breeding stock" depends on what you want to produce. Crossing this bird with your Red hens will give decent layers, not quite as good as momma in all likelihood. The pea comb on the rooster gives a good chance of blue egg genes, so crossing him with your brown layers should give mostly green egg laying pullet offspring, although you may get some brown egg layers also.

I'm not sure what kind of white the EE carry, if it's dominant or recessive. you'll likely get red and white birds, but black could be hiding under some of that white, so who knows what may pop out color wise smile.png
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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