- Breed Purpose
- Most of the time Pea
- Somewhat broody
- Climate Tolerance
- All climates
- Egg Productivity
- Egg Size
- Egg Color
- Breed Temperament
- Friendly, docile
- Breed Colors/Varieties
- Many different colors
- Breed Size
- APA/ABA Class
The Green Queen is a relatively new variety of Easter Egger that was created by Meyer Hatchery. It is a bird of varying sizes that lays various shades of green eggs. It is usually bearded and muffed, sometimes has feathered legs, and sometimes has five toes. It comes in a huge variety of colors, from black to white to buff to red. It is known not only for its colorful eggs, but also for its friendly, docile personality. They make great pets, but like all chickens, need other chickens to socialize with.
The chicks of this breed come in many different colors, and have a generally sweet personality. Like regular Easter Eggers, they mature somewhat slower than most other newer breeds and crosses, such as ISA Browns, and can take a while to start laying eggs. However they have a longer lifespan because of this and other factors.
The hens of this breed lay around 5+ eggs a week, and are extremely friendly. They can be described as "interesting" in appearance, as their beards, muffs, and sometimes feathered legs give them an unusual appearance. They do not normally grow large enough to produce good meat, but most people buy them for their colorful eggs anyway.
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Finally, the roosters of this breed, like the hens, are known to be docile, ESPECIALLY for a rooster. Do not expect them to not crow, however, because even docile roosters will crow. Like other Easter Eggers, they can be hard to sex by comb, mostly because it is quite small, and also because they develop slower.
In conclusion, this breed is great for families, and for those that want colorful eggs.
I hope you liked my article, and feel free to comment any other questions that I may not have covered.