Easter egger before and after

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Elitefarm, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Elitefarm

    Elitefarm Songster

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    Not sure if this is in the right thread but, just wanted to see some before and after pictures of Easter Eggers just to see the variety for future reference and just to see pretty Easter eggers ☺️ I'll post my 2 girls just for the heck of it sadly they all looked about the same, I'd love to see their eggs too!
    1-3 is Hawk Eye she's 4 months so no eggs yet
    4-6 is Maybelline and her eggs she's a year and a half
     

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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    It all really depends on what went into the mix. Most hatchery EEs are Ameraucana mixed with... well, anything really. Some hatcheries and breeders are mixing Legbars with anything and getting the same results (egg wise) just with a crest instead of muffs and beard.
    Here's my two EE. The first, Bunny, is a hatchery EE. The second, Tex, is a breeder accident: black breasted red arucana over a lavender ameraucana. Tex just started laying, but I don't have any pics of her eggs. They are a shade or three more blue than Bunny's. As you can see, Bunny is clean faced (no muffs or beard) and has the classic EE green legs. Tex has full muffs and beard, but with her parentage, has slate legs.
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  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Pretty sure hatchery EEs are simply Easter Egger X Easter Egger (Cackle's breeding flock video reveals lovely, colorful birds :love). :) If AMs were crossed with any possible breed, EE appearances would vary even more greatly (crests, feathered legs, funky comb types, ect.).

    Stunning birds, both of you! :love Isn't is amazing how much they change? :eek: I've raised too many to share them all, but here are my current favorites:

    Marble, my adorable bantam, before -
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    - and after!
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    Bandit, his puffy bantam sister, before -
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    - and after!
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    She has yet to lay.....any guesses on egg color? :D

    ~Alex
     
  4. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    I have an EE that lays tan eggs! LOL.
     
  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    My sweet Lucy before...
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    And after...
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  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    I guess that counts into the guaranteed "rainbow spectrum" of egg colors! :yesss::lol: Bless her heart. :love
    What a stunning lady! LOVE the lacing. :love

    ~Alex
     
  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    I have 3 EE. 2 lay pretty blue eggs and one lays a green one. My previous EE laid a cream egg.
     
  8. AltonaAcres

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    I even have a hen a neighbor dumped in my yard that is still laying at 4/5 years old. She literally lays olive/light blue/and maybe tan. I swear she lays several diff. colors.
     
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    067FC1A6-187A-4900-B8F3-4FD28997908B.jpeg They add a nice variety to my egg basket!!! ❤️
     
  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    So far, all of our EEs have laid blue and green. :)

    ~Alex
     
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