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Breeding Americana Rooster with Rhode Island Red Hens

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 Hi,

I am breeding my Americana Rooster with some Rhode Island Red Hens, I took some fertile eggs from one of the hens that is broody and put them in an incubator. They are all alive and you can see the chick moving around. Has anyone tried to do this before? If so, please post a reply! Thanks!

 

 Brandon

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I have hatched out eggs from my Easter egger rooster and red star hen.  The chicks were really quite good looking.  The females feathered out kinda a dull color, but the males were colorful.  They were healthy robust chicks,

*SleepyTime Poultry*   Home of the sweetheart roosters!

I have a project flock of bantam NON-hatchery Easter eggers including frizzles and rare colors. 

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*SleepyTime Poultry*   Home of the sweetheart roosters!

I have a project flock of bantam NON-hatchery Easter eggers including frizzles and rare colors. 

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Ok thanks for the information! I can't wait til mine hatch out of the incubator. It should be sometime this weekend. Is there a name for the breed? Just wondering.

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name: they would be easter eggers

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post #5 of 7

People do it all the time, the result are the same as the father/rooster. They're Easter Eggers (Ameraucana has no I, if an I is used the bird is very likely already a mutt/Easter Egger)  by name, will lay green or possibly brown eggs, and will have brown/orangey coloration with bits of black. But it really depends, as Easter Eggers vary in color. What color is your EE rooster?

 

ps - When crossing two breeds or a mutt and a purebred, you get a mutt, there's no name for the "breed," it's a mutt. However when crossing a blue or green layer with something else people often call it an Easter Egger.

Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #6 of 7

Good one about the "I'. I have always considered my mutt status as a plus.(-: I too am raisin' "mutts" as EEggers, and would like to see some of your chicks...We are just getting our first batch as nubes, but my family is finding them entertaining even if there  is a costly learning curve...Dan Screaming Eagle

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Us too, how do they look?

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