what breed should i use

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by corey mcafee, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. corey mcafee

    corey mcafee New Egg

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    i have a americana "easter egg chicken" and no roo and no one around here has one. and this spring i want to breed her and still have her hatch of chickens laying a colored egg. what would the best breed of chicken be so mabe the chicks will keep there moms "egg genes" thanks
     
  2. admhotel

    admhotel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Getting a Ameraucana Roo is going to be your best option. Try to make sure it is a pure breed if you want the best chance of having the colored eggs. From what I understand most of the Ameraucana chicks sold from the hatcherys are not pure breed so I would ask around on here if anybody from your area has one.

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  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you? Someone close by may have an extra roo.
     

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