Easter Egger-What breed are they mixed with?

EmeraldRuby

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This is my Easter Egger Opal (front view) at 3 months old.

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!
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FowlStuff

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This is my Easter Egger Opal (front view) at 3 months old.

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!
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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
 

donrae

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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.
 

RugerFan777

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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


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

Hangtown Farms

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This is my Easter Egger Opal (front view) at 3 months old.

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!
hugs.gif


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


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



Bad pic but here is a crele olive egger
 

EmeraldRuby

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 18, 2014
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Florida
Yes it looks like she is half Silver Ameracucana! Thanks for your help
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I have another Easter Egger that looks totally different, I need to get pictures. I will post them later.
 

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