Question about easter eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Georgia Boy 1970, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. I've decided to only raise easter eggers. All my polish and polish project birds have been given to a friend. I am keeping two half polish pullets(dun in color) to breed dun into my easter eggers. How long will it take to eliminate the crest? I want them to raise their own chicks and incubate only sometimes. Are easter eggers good broodies? I am also looking for a buff ameraucana rooster or hen or eggs. I am not looking for show quality. My goal is a self sustaining flock that is very colorful,bearded and colored egg layers.Thanks
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Songster

    Nov 25, 2008
    I have had easter eggers for years and have never had one go broody. My araucanas go broody alot. I have 3rd generation removed eexpolish cross chicks that still have a crest. Not sure how long it would take to get rid of it.

  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Crest elimination takes 2-3 generations. Never had a broody Easter Egger, only once ever heard of one through all the stories on this forum. They're not really the greatest self sustaining flock.

    True Araucanas are though! [​IMG]

    Ameraucanas, such as Buffs, are as well but not as broody as Araucanas. They're super-eye-candy though.

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