Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MnBFitz, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. MnBFitz

    MnBFitz Out Of The Brooder

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    Meet "Stash." We purchased him last weekend and were told that he was an araucana. After a little research we think he may be an Easter Egger because he has yellow legs. Our goal was to breed him to our maran and welsummer in hopes of getting an olive layer. What do you think?[​IMG]
     
  2. Carpenter

    Carpenter Out Of The Brooder

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    He is really pretty! I hope that it works for you. An olive egg layer would be cool!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Easter Egger cross and a mighty handsome one!
     
  4. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH.
    EEs have grayish greenish legs, I thought aranucanas were the ones with yellow legs. Also he is a beautiful bird that's for sure.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Araucana do have yellow legs, but they aren't muffed. That's an Easter Egger. Easter Eggers can have any color legs.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's an Easter egger.

    Looks like a nice pea comb, so he could carry the blue egg genes. But, the only way to know for sure is to breed him, raise the pullets up and see what color eggs they lay.
     
  7. MnBFitz

    MnBFitz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, all! We were told that he was 6 months old and right now he's just a big " chicken." We are hoping he gets out of that soon and starts breeding.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The age looks about right to me.

    If the hens are older, it's going to take him a while to man up so to speak. But I think you'll be fine to try for a fall hatch if that's what you're looking for.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    good looking EE
     

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