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Easter Egger-What breed are they mixed with?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EmeraldRuby, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. EmeraldRuby

    EmeraldRuby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]This is my Easter Egger Opal (front view) at 3 months old. [​IMG]

    This is Opal (top view). I know Easter Eggers are a mixed breed. And I was wondering if you knew what breeds she was crossed with? I don't know if it's just me, but it looks like she has brown lace in the front of her. Thanks for any help! [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are hatchery sourced, there is absolutely no way of knowing what has been bred in over the years.
     
  3. FowlStuff

    FowlStuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she is an Easter Egger? From the photos she looks like she may be a silver Ameraucana, even if not show quality.
    Easter Eggers are any chickens that carry the gene for blue eggs and are not a "Standard" chicken. They could even be feral chickens not mixed with any Standard breed. http://ameraucanaalliance.org/faq.html#Seven
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    If she's from a hatchery, she's likely not had a "breed" in her ancestry for several generations. Some hatcheries may have started with what are technically Ameraucana and just interbred, but most started with Easter eggers and went from there. Personally I believe there is Leghorn blood in a lot of them to boost production, but that's just my thoughts. I think they just breed the EE to each other for multiple generations, and wind up with all the cool colors hatchery EE come in.
     
  5. RugerFan777

    RugerFan777 Out Of The Brooder

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    She looks like 75% silver Ameraucana. If she had stripes as his chick then it was the silver Americano with another chicken.
     
  6. Hangtown Farms

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    I hatched these from Jerry. These are Silvers but he was creating them if I recall correctly. I used the one on the right for my Crele Olive Egger Project and after 2 crosses back to Crele Penedesenca I have fully Crele hens and crele males though I do not use those. I need more silvers to continue my project as I only have 1 hen

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    Bad pic but here is a crele olive egger
     
  7. EmeraldRuby

    EmeraldRuby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She had 1 stripe on her back as a baby [​IMG]She is the one in the middle
     
  8. EmeraldRuby

    EmeraldRuby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it looks like she is half Silver Ameracucana! Thanks for your help [​IMG]
    I have another Easter Egger that looks totally different, I need to get pictures. I will post them later.
     
  9. EmeraldRuby

    EmeraldRuby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] This is my other EE Oynx, who looks nothing like Opal. What could she be mixed with?
     
  10. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    here are silver ameraucana chicks
     

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