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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by albird101, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chirping

    Jun 2, 2013
    So I havery a project that I wanna do over the summer and I'm starting in winter to get it done, I have some easter eggers that are 6 weeks and I'm planning on breeding and selling chicks and and adlut birds! In my area easter eggers hens are about 20 dollars for a 1 year old hen and roosters are around 6 or so so I'm really planning on breeding them! I want some diversity in my flock so I'm planning on getting some buff orpingtons and australorps as well, since I have a easter egger rooster and easter eggers are hybrids of difre rent birds will there off spring still be easter eggers? Tomarrow I'm also planning on getting a trio of Japanese bantams to so i was wondering how much I can sell there off spring for to? Or are oegb more expensive?

  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Are you planning to cross true Ameraucanas, which lay blue eggs with brown egg laying breeds to produce your Easter Eggers? That is the only way you will actually be able to breed EEs. If you're planning to breed EEs from EEs that you already have, you plan will not work as EEs are hybrids and will not breed true. You have no way of knowing what characteristics the offspring of two EE parents will have or if they will even lay colored eggs. Their eggs are just as likely to be plain brown. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your endeavors.
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop

    Michael has given you excellent advice!

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