Easter egger, buff orp crosses

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MooseHillFarm, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. MooseHillFarm

    MooseHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 chicks that hatched in the coop from green eggs. The rooster is a buff orp. The chicks are darkish, multicolored and have green shanks. My question is; since they're EE/buff orp crosses, are they still considered EE or not? Or you don't know until they lay? Thanks.
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    If they were mine, I would just call them mutts.
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Thought I would try to answer a bit better/kinder... [​IMG]

    I think if you breed an Easter Egger to ANYTHING you will have Easter Egger chicks. At least those that have crossed Ameraucana's and other breeds such as Barred Rocks, BO, and others, they consider the offspring Easter Eggers. Hope this helps [​IMG]

    Post pictures when you can, I bet they will be cute!
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    They would be a cross breed and not a true breed...

    Chris
     
  5. MooseHillFarm

    MooseHillFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks that does help. I have someone coming to take the cute little mutts so I may never know what color egg they end up laying. It was the green shanks that made me think they might still be EE, even with the BO contribution. Out of that hatch I also ended up with 3 BO/Australorps. I'll try to post pics later.
     
  6. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    I've heard some things about the green egg genetics. Something like if the chick is from a green/blue egg, they will lay a green or blue egg. Or at least the chances are good. I'm not positive of course, so hopefully somebody else will come along and clarify.

    Glad to hear you have homes for the fuzzybutts [​IMG]
     
  7. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might still lay green eggs. Some folks even cross a dark brown(like a Welsummer) with one to get a dark green olive colored egg. If they came from a blue or green egg, then they still might lay a greenish egg.
     
  8. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BO/EE cockerel from my BO Aggie and my EE Sydney. He's a good looking bird. Big guy with yellow legs but with an EE head. He's a beautiful rusty red color... [​IMG] no idea where that came from! With a black tail. I want to call him an EE but those yellow legs just scream "something else!"
    He's a hybrid. I hear they are all the rage these days. [​IMG]
    I wonder if I can get a tax credit....
     

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