What exactly is an Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Inkheart, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Dumb question i am sure - but what exactly is an Easter Egger? Isnt it really jsut an Americauna? And if not - what are they a mix of and what color eggs do they generally lay?
    Thanks!
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    An Easter Egger is a mutt that lays blue/green eggs. It is not a breed.
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    An Easter Egger is a mutt that lays blue/green eggs. It is not a breed.

    oops, double post, sorry [​IMG]
     
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  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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  5. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
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    Quote:A specific mutt? Or you just come across a hen that lays colored eggs? so people dont or cant specifically breed these?
     
  6. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:A specific mutt? Or you just come across a hen that lays colored eggs? so people dont or cant specifically breed these?

    I think it depends on who you ask whether they're a mutt, or not.
     
  7. Newyorkrita

    Newyorkrita Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    As long as the chicken carries the blue/green egg gene it is considered an Easter Egger. If you take an EE roo and breed to a Buff Orp hen the chicks shoud lay blue/green eggs, how is that a breed?
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:A specific mutt? Or you just come across a hen that lays colored eggs? so people dont or cant specifically breed these?

    Yes you can breed them, it is the roo that passes on the gene if I'm not mistaken. If you breed an EE roo to another breed of hen you should get blue/green egg laying chicks.
     
  10. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Seems to me that most breeds are technically "mutts" as they started as crosses long ago - technically i guess
     

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