- Breed Purpose:
- Egg Layer
- Climate Tolerance:
- All Climates
- Egg Productivity:
- Egg Size:
- Egg Color:
- Breed Temperament:
- Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Any and All Colors
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
The Easter Egger is not really a breed. They are relationed to the breeds Ameraucanas and Araucanas, then bred with many different breeds so they no longer fit either breed's standards. They usually have muffs and pea combs, but come in nearly every variety and color, some even have ear tufts or are rumpless. Each EE is different, but overall they are usually a smaller bird that lays pink, green, or blue eggs. They are normally friendly and calm, and their colorful eggs make them a popular choice in backyard flocks.
Easter Egger chicks
Easter Egger egg
Easter Egger rooster
Easter Egger hen
For more info on Easter Eggers and their owners' experiences, see our breed discussion here:
- Average User Rating:
Chicken Breed Info:
Breed Purpose: Egg Layer
Climate Tolerance: All Climates
General Egg Info:
Egg Productivity: Medium (4-5/wk per chick)
Egg Size: Medium
Egg Color: Blue/Green
Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet (muffed ones especially quiet), Docile
Breed Colors / Varieties:
Any and All Colors
Most birds have green legs, while slate legs are often a sign of a blue egg layer. They are gentle birds that love treats and will often follow you around as you tend to chores. Chicks usually have poofy cheeks, and the typical chipmunk stripe pattern. Not all chicks have muffs, however, depending on breeder's flock. The chicks can sometimes be curious and very brave, but as they grow they mellow out. The roosters take very good care of their hens, foraging food, and following their every move. They are the farm favorite here, and there is nothing better than 'Green' eggs and ham.
Recent User Reviews
"Easter Eggers are my favorite breed!"
Pros - -Everyone enjoys their egg color it's so good for anyone all ages!
-They are most definitely docile towards people are kids
-They come in all different colors, many are very unique
-Their beards are so cute and very fluffy
Cons - - You might not get a consistent look with each chicken if you are looking for specific colors
-You might not get consistent egg colors you might end up with green, blue, salmon, white, and maybe even brown
Easter Eggers' are my absolute favorite breed. There really isn't any other breed that are like them. Though they aren't quite popular in the industrial world they are fantastic hardy chickens in the backyard chicken keeping world. Their signature beards and their unique egg colors make them such a fun breed to keep. I personally love the fact that you never really know what color pallet you will be getting with them as chicks. When I have people over this is the breed of chicken that I can rely on showcasing since they are usually great with people. Highly recommend!!!
Pros - Friendly, unique colors
We have 5 and they are all so friendly and sweet. They come running to the coop run door as soon as they see us and follow us around the yard. Each one looks different and they are beautiful.
"Love These Ladies"
Pros - Super sweet
Get along with other breeds
These are super friendly birds that get along with everyone-other chickens and people. Docile and easy to care for. I think their feathers are lovely, and each Easter Egger is unique in its looks. I love the beautiful color of their eggs (mine are blue).