Polish x EE= bearded polish with green eggs? any more pics?

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  1. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a few non bearded polish and some EE and i was wondering if i breed them would i get a chicken with a beard and a crested that lays green eggs? has anyone ever tried this? would i get some that are EE and some that are polish but not mixed? how do you think it will turn out?

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Does your Easter Egger parent lay green eggs? If so then yes, they'll be a very light green and the parent will have a very small crest (depending on the quality of your Polish parents) ALL of them will be mixed, all will still technically be Easter Eggers, though some may have so pale of eggs they appear white. Depends on your EE parent.

    Here are a couple Polish x Ameraucana. Yours will turn out like these but with much much less brown/red. If you're using White Crested Black Polish, your chicks will turn out mostly if not entirely black, perhaps with a little "necklace" of silver or gold.

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  3. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes they do lay green eggs and thanks for posting the pic. that was exactly what i was going for but with only bigger crests. BTW i love the birds in the puictures, love the color. To bad all of my EE are dull and pale brown like butterscotch
     
  4. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are three of my Polish/EE girls, they all lay tan color eggs which was a disappointment to me. My husband says they look like fat pigeons.
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  5. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i dont think they look like fat pigeons but they sure are really pretty! i am going to mix my polish and EE for sure after seeing all of the pictures! cant wait till i incubate thier eggs once i put them togeter in a different coop

    love the grey one
     
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  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are some pretty chickens there Illia!


    XxB0rd3rsxX10

    To get a bigger crest I think you'd have to cross the offspring of Polish/EE back to Polish again.
    This is what I'm thinking about doing with some of mine a little later next year, if I can find a good rooster to put over my hens.​
     
  7. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:To get a bigger crest I think you'd have to cross the offspring of Polish/EE back to Polish again.
    This is what I'm thinking about doing with some of mine a little later next year, if I can find a good rooster to put over my hens.

    i was thinking the same thing but would that make them lay white eggs instead of green? or would it be 50/50 half lay white and the other half lay green?
     
  8. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:To get a bigger crest I think you'd have to cross the offspring of Polish/EE back to Polish again.
    This is what I'm thinking about doing with some of mine a little later next year, if I can find a good rooster to put over my hens.

    i was thinking the same thing but would that make them lay white eggs instead of green? or would it be 50/50 half lay white and the other half lay green?

    Probably both colors (eggs), probably really light green, but take the 3/4 polish and breed back ro your half Polish/EE and should get some good looking chicks with good topknots. I would only hatch out of green eggs in my second cross anyway.
     
  9. XxB0rd3rsxX10

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    alright this might take a while to get the chcik i want but it will be worth it [​IMG] and thanks for all of the help draye and illia, and thanks for showing me some pics taprock
     
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  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Your best bet, actually, is to get (if you have one) a male EE x Polish and cross him to your EE x Polish girls. That way, you'll have bigger crests, more color, and a better chance of green eggs instead of white. [​IMG]
     

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