beards on easter Eggers

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

  1. sóley

    sóley Songster

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    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

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  3. A.M. Eggs

    A.M. Eggs Songster

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    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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