Easter Eggers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickanddoglvr, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2010
    Cincinnati Oh
    What is so great about EE's? I dont think that i would like so much because i they so many different color eggs. Like green, and blue. I like brown eggs the most. So why are they so Great? Is it there personality, are they more friendly?
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  2. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    I dont think they actually taste different do they? its just a shell color..from what I've read its more about being pretty?? who knows..i can be completely full of it too lol..
  3. debid

    debid Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    It's the novelty of blue/green eggs -- having a mix of egg colors to collect is like an Easter egg hunt every day. But if you aren't into it, you aren't into it. There are lots of great breeds that lay brown eggs.
  4. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    Washington, NC
    the color of the shell does not affect the flavor of the egg., its just a pigment, same as the pigment that humans have for eye color.

    And my EE's are very friendly. [​IMG]
  5. AKsmama

    AKsmama Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    They can lay different colored eggs, they have generally sweet, calm personalities, they are greatly varied in their looks. . . mine are great foragers and my EE roos are good boys- 1000x better than my nasty, loud, high strung Lakenvelder. I like my EEs. I mean, what's so great about RIR? Or Welsummers? Or Barnevelders? Or Cochins, Silkies, D'Uccles, Hamburgs, Asils, or any other breed? To each his own, you know?
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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I love EEs because of the beautiful eggs. Mine tend to be a little flighty, but calm down when they start laying. They tend to be low on the pecking order.
  7. Jane Jill Jack

    Jane Jill Jack Chirping

    Nov 8, 2010
    I love my EEs, because they ae pretty, lay colored eggs, are wonderful foragers, and lay more eggs than most hens. In the summer they layed every single day.
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    As said - It is the novelty of green or blue eggs as well as different colors.

    Me? I like my purebred Araucanas and Ameraucanas. They originate from South America not too long ago, making them not commercialized yet, which gives them excellent broody tendencies, excellent foragers, intelligent breeds, and very neat to look at! Araucanas especially.

    But, I will admit, I do love the "Olive Egger" - A cross of dark laying breeds like Marans and blue layers like Ameraucanas. They're technically also an "Easter Egger" - But lay a consistently rich dark olive green egg.
  9. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    My EE layes XXL brown eggs. she is beautiful with puffy cheeks. very quiet and does not sing after she has layed. [​IMG]
  10. groaners

    groaners In the Brooder

    May 19, 2010
    Ferndale, CA
    Well...different people are attracted to different breeds. [​IMG]
    I think those that like the EE's, they are an "easy to obtain" blue or green egg laying type of chicken. Probably is the biggest attraction to the breed. And the fact that they are basically a surprise--will they lay light blue? Dark deep blue? What shade of green?
    They are friendly and calm, good foragers, most have beautiful coloration, most are above average layers and nice to have in a backyard flock. They get along with other birds, the roosters are how a rooster should be--not aggressive, but definitely protective.
    Granted there is a lot of variation since they originated from blue egg layers crossed with multiple other breeds, but the ones I have seen are all similar to each other in characteristics...Just a pet peeve of mine, but I wouldn't go so far as to call them "mutts". I always figure a "mutt" is randomly and usually unintenionally bred. A selectively bred type, on the other hand, is being bred for a goal (or goals) in mind but not necessairly purity. For an example...I have several crossbred dogs who were purposely bred for working traits, not pure breeds but wouldn't ever call them "mutts"! [​IMG]
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