What can make Easter Eggers???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Des R, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Des R

    Des R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I have a Crested Cream Legbar Rooster (blue egg layers), and various tan egg layers (Barred Rocks, Buff Orps, Golden Laced Wynd, etc). Just for fun we loaded up the incubator with eggs for some "barnyard mixes".

    But here's my question. Everything I read says a blue egg layer x with a tan egg layer = Easter egger.

    They won't have beards or muffs... but would they be called easter eggers?
     
  2. rooster58

    rooster58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious about this myself.
     
  3. rooster58

    rooster58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  4. Des R

    Des R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know... I was really hoping for responses. [​IMG]
     
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  5. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An easter egger isnt a breed but a generic term for chickens that are mixed breed or unknown breed that lay colored eggs instead of white or brown eggs.
    Sure you can call them easter eggers. They should lay green eggs.
     
  6. rooster58

    rooster58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess the question should be, what mixes of breeds will created the offspring that will lay colored eggs?
     
  7. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any blue egg layer crossed with any white egg layer will lay blue eggs.
    Any blue egg layer crossed with any brown egg layer will lay green eggs.
    Any blue egg layer crossed with any dark brown egg layer will lay olive eggs or at least a darker green egg.
    Thats talking pure breed layers. Once you cross breeds some can have one gene for one color and another gene for a different color. Then youre playing odds on which color gene the offspring get.
    Example if you cross blue egg layer with a brown egg layer youll get green eggs but if you cross two of those green egg layers you can end up with blue, green or brown eggs.
     
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  8. rooster58

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    Thank you very much.
     
  9. Des R

    Des R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, thank you!
     
  10. -Wirth-

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    Very helpful information!
     

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