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Just a quick question if anyone can settle my curiosity:  Does an EE x any other breed = easter egger?   Will they still lay tinted eggs?

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I believe it would depend upon what the other breed was. 

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Easter Egger is a pretty broad term, and could mean about anything, so I'd say that yes, it would still be an Easter Egger.

 

Some Easter Eggers lay cream or brown eggs.

 

Whether or not it lays blue or green eggs would depend on what was crossed with it. Even then, it's sometimes luck of the draw. For example, I hatched two chicks last fall. Dad was black copper marans, moms were Easter Egger. Not sure if they had the same mom or not.  When they grew up, one looked like a BCM, except with a beard. The other looks like a black easter egger.  One lays olive eggs, one lays chocolate brown.

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post #4 of 14

Ooops....sorry...misread the question.


Edited by HEChicken - 6/5/12 at 7:49pm
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Easter Egger is a pretty broad term, and could mean about anything, so I'd say that yes, it would still be an Easter Egger.

 

Some Easter Eggers lay cream or brown eggs.

 

Whether or not it lays blue or green eggs would depend on what was crossed with it. Even then, it's sometimes luck of the draw. For example, I hatched two chicks last fall. Dad was black copper marans, moms were Easter Egger. Not sure if they had the same mom or not.  When they grew up, one looked like a BCM, except with a beard. The other looks like a black easter egger.  One lays olive eggs, one lays chocolate brown.

Sphinx--

That's so interesting.  Is the one that looks like BCM with beard the brown egg layer and the black easter egger the green egg?  So they definitely got the brown gene from dad, and one got the blue gene from the ee mother.  

 

 

I have 6 chicks from two EE parents.  mother is white no markings, rooster was a 'melanized duckwing with the columbian gene'.   So black (green sheen) tail, flight feathers, partially black hackles and saddle feathers---and white body...very striking.  I know that ee's aren't sexable at hatch, and I have also heard that the chick gets color gene from the opposite sex parent.  My thought is that all the dark chicks are going to be hens and all the light chicks are going to be the boys.  Do you have any insight to that, or am I completely crazy here?  

 

Back to what the OP said, would an ee cross with a particular breed if it were say a white leghorn and a black EE have a gender indication in chick color.  Thanks if you have any views on this...or if anyone does. 

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post #6 of 14
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From my reading, I kind of figured EE = mutt.  Mutt + anything = still a mutt.  I guess, though, it would just be considered a "barnyard" mix instead of an actual EE?  Even though there really isn't a pure EE.

 

Sorry, I'm confusing myself hu.gif
 

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post #7 of 14

I thought that crossing a EE with a brown egg layer you got a Olive Egger? Still a mutt but a designer mutt.

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I thought that crossing a EE with a brown egg layer you got a Olive Egger? Still a mutt but a designer mutt.


I'm not sure if that works with all brown egg layers.  I thought you had to cross an Ameraucana with a BCM (Black Copper Marans) that lay the chocoate colored DARK brown eggs, in order to get an olive egger. 

post #9 of 14

Well I guess I will find out color the eggs will be in a couple months.  I had to test my home made incubator this Spring so, I used the blue eggs from our 3 EE hen x RIR rooster. I was surprise - the chicks looked just like their EE mom when they hatched out. I now have 3 very pretty EE rooster and a hen that looks just like a RIR w/ muffs 

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I'll bet that they are pretty---- but where are the pictures??

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