What are the odds of getting an easter egger?

ChickenMasta1105

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Hi! What exactly is an easter egger, and what are the odds of a hen having the blue egg gene, while having the appearance of some other chicken. And also, is there any way to make hens lay natural 'easter egg' color eggs?
 

FuzzyCritters

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An easter egger is a mixed breed that can lay colored eggs. Easter eggers occasionally look like other breeds, so it is possible to get a chicken that looks like a certain breed but lay colored eggs. A pure breed that doesn't lay colored eggs will not lay colored eggs. What do you mean by "is there any way to make hens lay natural 'easter egg' color eggs"?
 

OhZark Biddies

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Hi! What exactly is an easter egger, and what are the odds of a hen having the blue egg gene, while having the appearance of some other chicken. And also, is there any way to make hens lay natural 'easter egg' color eggs?

An Easter egger is a cross breed of any breed with a bird that carries the blue egg gene, the link below covers it all in depth, but there is no way to make a hen that does not carry the blue egg gene lay a blue or green egg

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egger
 

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