I was told they were Easter Eggers but...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RAllen16, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. RAllen16

    RAllen16 Just Hatched

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    I got my two hens about 2 years ago. One was just laying and the other about a year and a half. I was told they were EE bantams and they were laying daily/bi-daily. Which I really didn't mind not having eggs every single day. I really just wanted chickens again once I lost my meat chicken ( I got as a chick at a expo here in town and had no clue what she was). But really was excited for eggs at least every week. But I rarely get eggs. I always get eggs around mid summer and early August. When I looked through the breed folder on here I found bantams that look sorta like mine. The "American game bantams" and a 'con' in those were they don't lay year round. So can anyone please confirm that? Or are they EE and there's a deeper reason for them not laying?[​IMG]

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, the photos you have are not entirely clear - if you can take some photos of the birds that are a bit more easy to decipher that will help with identifying them. That being said, they are not looking too much like Easter Eggers in what can be seen so far. What color(s) were the eggs they have produced for you?
     
  3. RAllen16

    RAllen16 Just Hatched

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    I've never gotten any colored eggs. Always white.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Sure sounds (and looks) like you have a couple of cute little games on your hands.
     
  5. RAllen16

    RAllen16 Just Hatched

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    Maybe these pictures are a little better.
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like gamebird mixes to me.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree you have some game bird hens.

    True, they're not stellar layers, but I think some of it may have more to do with age than breed. No breed of bird is going to lay year round, year after year, with no break. Unless you got them as little chicks, they may already have been mature when you got them, and now be several years old.

    If you want to replace them with more productive birds, you shouldn't have a problem selling them. Especially if they've ever gone broody for you. Then buy some traditional layers like Rocks, Australorps, sex links, etc.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    game bird hens- generally make good broody mamas
     
  10. RAllen16

    RAllen16 Just Hatched

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    I dont think i could part with these girls. Hopefully this spring i will be getting more with their bigger coop slowly being built. They just get to enjoy being carried, treated, and spoiled for the rest of their lives! Thank you for your advice though! Maybe they can raise those chicks!
     

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