Easter Eggers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by windnleavesfarm, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. windnleavesfarm

    windnleavesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they?
    i have never heard of this breed so they must be fairly new?
    Are they as good of layers as Rhode Island Reds?

    **im looking to expand from RR into more breeds but i would prefer if they were good layers. i have an egg business that i need to keep up with. I have 12RR and soon to get 6barnevelders and 12mkre RR.**
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Eggers are quite common. They are crosses between blue egg laying birds like Ameracaunas and other, more productive birds. Almost all hatcheries sell Easter Eggers, but the do not usually sell them under that name. They usually call them "Americana/Araucanas", but they are Easter Eggers. Ameraucanas are a pure breed, as are Araucanas, and these breeds only come in a few specific colors. Easter Eggers, though, can come in all colors and sizes.
    My Easter Egger is my second best layer, surpassing my Rhode Island Red. She lays about six eggs a week in the summer, and four eggs a week in the winter.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  3. weasel killer

    weasel killer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My araucanasare more productive egg layers than Rhode island reds.Mine lay a Olive green to a little darker green.and some lay a pretty blue.
     

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