Easter egger care and colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dreamcaughtcoop, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. dreamcaughtcoop

    dreamcaughtcoop New Egg

    Apr 28, 2015
    Hopefully in the next month I will be getting 2 Easter egger bantams from a friend of mine, I own two old English game bantam hens right now and I wanted some tips on caring for Easter eggers. I also wanted to know what are these two colors called? (pictures are from google) These are the colors I like and i'm hoping to get. Thanks in advanced!

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    They need on different care than other chickens. Most are pretty hardy in my experience. My oldest hen is an Ameraucana.
    Important things in order of their importance - fresh air, fresh water, fresh quality chicken feed always available, insoluble grit.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    They don't need any sort of extra or special care.
    Easter Eggers do not have 'standard' colors. They can be any color/pattern combination. Easter Eggers are not bred for specific colors, so you never know what a color a chick will grow up to be, and you can't know what color egg they will lay until they actually start laying.
    The first bird looks like a splash with gold or buff. Splash have two copies of a blue dilute gene, diluting their black feathering into a light grey or almost white.
    The black and white bird looks to have a columbian pattern.
  4. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    The second one is a rooster. The splashier, more colorful EEs are more apt to be roosters.
    The colors aren't standard colors but I would call the hen buff and the roo columbian.
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    That's not a rooster.

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