beards on easter Eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sóley, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. sóley

    sóley Songster

    Feb 4, 2018
    so I have 5 easter egger girls and one rooster, the rooster is bearded and 2 of my girls to, the other 2 girls are not bearded, I am going to try breeding only easter Eggers with beards but these 3 unbearded are so beautiful in color.
    so I was wondering, do the chick get beard if only the father is bearded, or do both parents have to be bearded?
    here's a picture of the rooster when he was younger

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Chicks may or may not be bearded.
  3. A.M. Eggs

    A.M. Eggs Songster

    Jan 7, 2018
    Wichita Falls, TX
    It's all in the genes. I bred an EE with a beard to a BO hen and their son had a beard. The son (Reno) was the only one who hatched so it would take more tries to fully understand beard genetics for me. My guess though would be 50/50 depending on the parents genes.

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