Barred Easter Eggers...Any Interest in Them?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have one girl, Panda, who is the daughter of my BR rooster, Zane, and my beloved blue Ameraucana, Charlotte. She is a great girl who lays green eggs. I have four true Ameraucanas and two Easter Eggers (though one is a different-color Ameraucana cross, I believe). The Ameraucanas lay eggs in the blue color family and the two EEs lay green.

    All of the daughters from this BR/Ameraucana mating should lay green eggs, just like Panda. Panda, since she is already a cross, when crossed with a BR rooster, will probably produce girls who lay green or possibly tan eggs, so I would try not to knowingly use her eggs in this project.

    Would anyone be interested in incubating these eggs in the future? I'm still waiting for my splash Ameraucana to start laying, but when she does, I'm thinking I may offer some up on BST.

    For your information, Panda does not have a beard. She looks very much like a Cuckoo Marans with her white legs. Ellie's daughter of Hawkeye and Charlotte has the full beard and looks more like an Ameraucana, so you could get girls who look like either one of those.
     
  2. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be very interested in this.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I am not too far from you ! I would possibly be interested ! My two favorite breeds of chickens are barred rocks and Araucana/Ameraucanas. I have hatched hundreds of guineas with an incubator, so I don't think I will have much trouble hatching chicks.

    I think barred Ameraucanas are beautiful !
     
  4. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    There is an Olive Egger thread going that you/your Barred Easter Egger would be VERY welcome on as part of one of the most desireable characteristics, most likely. With the intent being having Barred Olive Eggers at some point!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=131131

    It's one of my favs too!

    Tina/tfpets
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Your girls from these matings could look like either Panda or Victoria Elizabeth (owned by Ellie here on BYC). They have the same mother.
    enola, you could probably pick up hatching eggs, then. Would be better for your hatch rate. I've have a friend who lives in SC who has been here several times to pick up eggs and chicks.


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  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I love Victoria Elizabeth, her bright orange eyes really stand out.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have any idea how far it is from your place to Greenwood, SC ?

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  8. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be very interested in giving this a go i would love to buy bearded EE barred chicks from you! i would also be willing to incubate eggs for you, if you like.
    ~Bri
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Greenwood, SC is about 175 miles from me, I think, so quite a drive.

    Here is another picture of Victoria Elizabeth that Ellie took more recently. You can see that she and Panda look so different, though they are the same cross. Even the tightness of the feathering is different, it seems.
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I started this thread at the right time, LOL. Snow just laid her very first egg yesterday, so I've posted Barred EE eggs for sale in BST. Thanks for your replies on this one, folks. Helped me decide. [​IMG]
     

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