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Easter Egger bantam

Average User Rating:
4/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Seldom
    Climate Tolerance:
    Cold
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size:
    Small
    Egg Color:
    Green, blue, cream, pinkish
    Breed Temperament:
    Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Different variety
    Breed Size:
    Bantam
    APA/ABA Class:
    Game Bantam
    EE.jpg

    Easter Egger bantams are realated to Easter Eggers except they are a bantam breed. They are friendly, great layers of eggs. Roosters can be aggressive. Please note that while they chiefly lay blue or green eggs, they may (rarely) lay any egg color, including tinted, white, brown or even pinkish eggs. Bantam Easter Eggers especially tend to be good in the heat because of their dainty size, and their small pea comb means they do well in cold, too, because they are not as susceptible to frostbite. (They are typically not good winter layers, though.) "Easter Eggers" are hybrids that carry the blue-egg gene. We like to think that the pea comb is linked not only to the blue egg laying gene, but also to the "sweetness" gene, as well. Because this is a hybrid variety (not a breed), even if you have a whole flock of them, you can often tell them apart because they come in so many different colors - which isn't always possible with other breeds.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. floodthelast
    4/5,
    "Sweet gorgeous birds"
    Pros - Gorgeous, sweet, beautiful eggs, cold hardy.
    Cons - Can get broody, my rooster got aggresive
    I have three EE's and they are all sweet and docile. Personality plays a part but on the whole each is very calm and approachable. Mine will fly to my arms to get treats or say hello. My three lay blue and teal eggs every other day at a year old. Lately they are going broody and I'm having trouble breaking them of it. At least they aren't holding all the getting pulled of the eggs against me.
    These are my favorite to watch develop plumage since they have three patterns as they age. They are really good flyers but have done well in my covered coop with high roosts.
    My rooster got aggressive and had to go even though he was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen and had been handled throughout his chick hood.
    Purchase Date:
    May 2016
  2. Minnowey
    4/5,
    "Definetely Would Reccomend"
    Pros - Sociable, Inquisitive, Non-Violent, Sweet
    Cons - Cocky
    I purchased two pullets and a cockerel from a fellow chicken lover. I don't regret it at all. These birds aren't too flighty, and always know when it's time to roost. They are great foragers, but don't destroy anything. We kept them with full sized chickens for a while, and they were totally fine. they were only pecked two or three times, but otherwise got along just fine. I have never had a red and gray rooster before. All three of them are gorgeous, and our hens are very sweet. They are good friends and prefer to stick together. But my rooster is EXTREMELY cocky. Honestly, if you bought him for what he's worth, and sold him for what he thinks he's worth, you'd be rich. Despite this, he's is very kind to his hens and me. As I said before, I would definitely recommend.
    Overall:
    4

User Comments

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  1. Whittni
    That's not an Easter Egger Bantam Rooster in the picture...he's an OEGB.

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