Non Bearded easter eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ike1, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Ike1

    Ike1 New Egg

    Feb 24, 2017
    The question i have is the non bearded trait hard to breed out of my ee hens . last year i aquired some ameracauna roosters to improve egg color and beard and muffs as some of my ee hens do not have any. This trait was still passed on to a few chicks.
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I don't know the specific genetics behind it, but in my experience the beard and muffs are partially dominant. Crossing a fluffy faced bird with a clean faced bird usually gives me mostly fluffies, but some cleans also. If you breed the cleans back to a fluffy, you should get more fluffies.

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