Easter Egger Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TownhouseSeramas, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. TownhouseSeramas

    TownhouseSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I recently had thought about raising Easter Eggers, kind of for the community, since I'm introducing chickens to a non-chicken community I thought I'd add maybe 2 or three Easter Egger Bantams to my tiny Seramas. But now that I'm doing research, I'm coming up with Auracana, and Americanas and...is there a difference are these Easter Eggers or is there an actually Easter Egger breed? And does anyone raise Easter Egger Bantams? Does anyone know what size the grow to? Are they much bigger than Seramas? Any kind of information you can give me on this breed would be wonderful. I don't want to just go and buy eggs about a breed I know nothing about. Please and Thank you.

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  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    easter eggers are what hatcherys call ameracanas when they are actully a mix with ameracana or auracana background and not actually a breed.

    ameracanas and auracanas are real breed not mixes

    they all 3 are differnt breeds

    mypetchicken.com sells easter egger bantams
     
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  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Most feed stores and hatcheries sell "Ameraucana" (or however they spell it, several different ways) which are, in reality, Easter Eggers. There IS a breed with that name, which lays light blue eggs. (As mentioned above.)

    EEs are NOT a "breed," but a cross-breed; some folks refer to them as mutts because they aren't a true breed, but a mix of some chicken with the blue egg gene with any other breed. That makes the eggs green.... but, with any mix of breeds, some EEs lay brown eggs. They're a mix, so anything could happen. And yes, there ARE bantam EEs - I have a couple of 'em myself. I am lucky, I think, that all of mine lay green eggs.

    They're smaller than standard (large fowl) chickens but not anywhere near as tiny as Serama chickens. Mine are larger than my Silver Sebrights, too. I love my bantam EEs.
     
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  4. lilcritters

    lilcritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 EE bantams.. They are by far my best layers right now! Pretty pale blue eggs. Just hatched 5 of their eggs... Cute little things!


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  5. TownhouseSeramas

    TownhouseSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, maybe I'll ask on Sell/Auction/Want area for anyone who sells EE Bantam eggs. It would be kind of nice to have a few that lay green and then a few that lay blue. I heard it depends on the hen. I live in a community with a lot of people who have kids. I think that would be a pretty big hit during Easter and really any time of the year. Thank you everyone for the information. But one more question before I actually decide to buy the eggs. How loud are they the females? Is the EE a loud breed or are they relatively quiet?
     
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  6. lilcritters

    lilcritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess my hens are quiet.... They don't cackle unless they have a reason..... I don't have any roosters.


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  7. TownhouseSeramas

    TownhouseSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay great, thank you everyone!
     
  8. cgoodloe

    cgoodloe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered some EE bantams from cacklehatchery and they told me that they have a mix of blue, brown, and green egg colors. Not sure if they'll specifically pick out blue layers for me but I did ask if they would make sure I get both blue and green egg layers in my 8 chicks. They didn't say yes or no, just that they hatch a mix of colors.

    I had 3 standard EE'ers in 2011 and 1 of them was noisy like a leghorn. Horribly bad. She had one of the other chicks hollering so I gave both of them away and kept the runt of the litter that was on the bottom of the pecking order. She was my favorite girl and she rarely made noise. She chattered a little when I was outside but you rarely heard her and she didn't cackle with laying either. So with EE'ers it's luck of the draw on quiet or not in my opinion. Red Stars from mypetchicken have been my quietest birds although they chatter through the day, they didn't cackle with laying ever. They cackled when danger was around or if they were lonely and couldn't find the rest of the flock. I'd buy the Reds again if the bantams I'm getting end up noisy.
     
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