Breeding Americana Rooster with Rhode Island Red Hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Brandon Philyaw, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Brandon Philyaw

    Brandon Philyaw New Egg

    Feb 27, 2012
    Johnston County
    I am breeding my Americana Rooster with some Rhode Island Red Hens, I took some fertile eggs from one of the hens that is broody and put them in an incubator. They are all alive and you can see the chick moving around. Has anyone tried to do this before? If so, please post a reply! Thanks!

  2. Meara

    Meara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    I have hatched out eggs from my Easter egger rooster and red star hen. The chicks were really quite good looking. The females feathered out kinda a dull color, but the males were colorful. They were healthy robust chicks,
  3. Brandon Philyaw

    Brandon Philyaw New Egg

    Feb 27, 2012
    Johnston County
    Ok thanks for the information! I can't wait til mine hatch out of the incubator. It should be sometime this weekend. Is there a name for the breed? Just wondering.
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    name: they would be easter eggers
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    People do it all the time, the result are the same as the father/rooster. They're Easter Eggers (Ameraucana has no I, if an I is used the bird is very likely already a mutt/Easter Egger) by name, will lay green or possibly brown eggs, and will have brown/orangey coloration with bits of black. But it really depends, as Easter Eggers vary in color. What color is your EE rooster?

    ps - When crossing two breeds or a mutt and a purebred, you get a mutt, there's no name for the "breed," it's a mutt. However when crossing a blue or green layer with something else people often call it an Easter Egger.
  6. dseagle64

    dseagle64 Out Of The Brooder

    Good one about the "I'. I have always considered my mutt status as a plus.(-: I too am raisin' "mutts" as EEggers, and would like to see some of your chicks...We are just getting our first batch as nubes, but my family is finding them entertaining even if there is a costly learning curve...Dan Screaming Eagle
  7. dseagle64

    dseagle64 Out Of The Brooder

    Us too, how do they look?

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