What is considered an Easter Egger

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicken Girl1, May 21, 2016.

  1. A mix that lays a blue or green egg but has any leg color, and any comb type.

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  2. A mix that has a pea comb, lays blue or green eggs, may have muffs and a beard, and green legs.

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  3. A mix that lays any color egg, has any comb, and has any leg color.

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  4. An Ameraucana or Araucana mix

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  5. Other (please specify)

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  1. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I have read so much (on this site and off) and have been told about Easter Eggers and what is considered an Easter Egger but they all have different ideas what an Easter Egger is [​IMG]. Is it just a mixed breed with the blue egg gene? But how come some people say that it can lay any color? Does it have to have a pea comb? I have read that they can be mixed with anything, lay anything, have any egg color, and comb type. So what makes it different from a plain mix breed? Others say that is has to have pea combs, green legs, and lay blue or green eggs. I just would like to make sure I tell people the right things when they ask "is this an Easter Egger?".

    Some things I have read:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/713475/diffences-between-ees-ameraucanas-and-araucanas
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/128806/differences-ee-ameraucana-araucana-pls-post-pics
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1001550/what-is-an-easter-egger
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In reality the only thing that makes an EE different from any other mixed breed is that it may lay a blue or green tinted egg.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    That is what I thought but I read in the 1st and 3rd links that they can lay any color [​IMG]. Also I had a bird with a single comb, pinkish legs, but with muffs and a beard that laid a tan colored egg do you know what would of caused the muffs and beard? I was told she was an EE.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    EE 'may' lay blue or green tinted eggs - there is no guarantee that they will.
     
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    So it isn't any different from any other mix breed?
     
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    Quote: junebuggena just posted this in another thread.
     

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