Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bock, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody hen, and I wanted to give her about 3-4 eggs from my friend. She has Americannas and RIRs. I was just curious what that cross might look like, and if any body might have owned /own them. I would keep them for egg production the future Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The roos would look similar to this:

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  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pic! That is a rather umm....interesting looking bird! [​IMG]
     
  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any one else have this cross? [​IMG]
     
  5. hot wings

    hot wings Out Of The Brooder

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    I too am interested in this cross, I have a very able RRI gentelman and EE hens, I am interested in egg production and large dark colored eggs. Does anyone have any insite on this cross? Thank You
     
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  6. namsifu

    namsifu New Egg

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    I am in the second week of brooding a big batch of RIR hens with a Easter Egger rooster. I figure that these two breeds have without a doubt the best production/family friendly/hardiness factors of any other breed. I was surprised that there is nothing on the web without the few exceptions of "accidents" about crossing these two breeds. I hope there is not a reason for not crossing! My plan is to cross two generations with selectivity of production of tinted eggs., reddish cream color chickens, and upwards of around a 7 pound bird. I'll let you know what happens with my experiment.
     
  7. hot wings

    hot wings Out Of The Brooder

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    The gentleman gave his life to a hawk for his ladies. So at this time its' not a concern. Thank you;
     
  8. Adorkable

    Adorkable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I crossed an Easter Egger roo and a Production Red hen and this is what I got.

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    This is the Easter Egger daddy, Buddha.

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    This is the Production Red mom, Ivy.

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    This is the baby. She has production red coloring with muffs, a beard, peacomb, and green legs. She lays green eggs with a bit of an olive hue to them.
     
  9. phoenix-silkie

    phoenix-silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my friend had twoand they can look ugly or they can look like the most beautiful bird ever. i am go to breed some hens and see if i get colored eggs[​IMG]
     
  10. Tchap

    Tchap Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Easter egger rooster and a RIR hen and I just put a batch of 8 eggs in the incubator the eggs are set to hatch the 10th of September I will be sure to keep you guys informened on what they look like
     

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