crested, colored egg layer???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by canesisters, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there such a thing as a crested breed that lays colored eggs?
    I've seen some EE mixes that are crested - and they are BEAUTIFUL! But I was wondering if there is a actual breed.
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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Legbars.
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Only the Cream Legbars will be created and lay tinted/colored eggs.
    Cream Lagbars are the only Legbar that has the Araucana as a ancestor.

    Chris
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I'm working on some EE's with blue eggs that have crests. Right now they're small crests but the second gen may have large ones too.

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    They lay in the blue to white spectrum shown (not the green)

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    Crossing Polish, Houdan, Crevecouer, or a good Sultan to a blue egg layer does the trick, but the second generation is what gives you a bigger truly noticeable crest.
     
  6. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illia, I saw your auction earlier. Beautiful birds!!!
    I'm just getting my coop set and a run built around it so it will probably be spring before I am able to actually get some birds. Is there a possibility that you might have some in April/May?
     
  7. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the crested muffed and rumpless blue eggers I am working on. They lay beautiful blue eggs, even better color than most of my true araucana.

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    I am going to be selling blue egger chicks in the spring.

    Lanae
     
  8. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my gosh! How cute!
    I will be watching for your listing.
     
  9. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

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    Quote:Oh my gosh! How cute!
    I will be watching for your listing.

    Meep meep!
     
  10. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! I've always been partial to the European Araucana because of their crest, but I love the rumpless/crested/muffed/bearded version!
     

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