Easter Eggers

  • Egg Size:
    Extra Large
    Purpose:
    Egg Laying
    Egg Color:
    green_blue
    Egg Laying Rating:
    Very Good
    Chicken Size:
    Medium
    The Easter Egger is not actually a breed but are hybrid chickens that carry the blue-egg gene. Because they don't follow a certain standard, these chickens don't always look the same. According to the APA and ABA Standard of Perfection, a chicken is considered an Easter Egger if it doesn't meet a variety description, or breed true at least fifty percent of the time. These chickens originate from the same gene pool as the Araucana and the Americauna, evidenced by the blue eggs and roots tracing back to Chile and the Falklands. As a matter of fact to an untrained eye, it will be almost impossible to distinguish an Americauna from the Easter Eggers. The three breeds said to share the progenitor title for these three are the Colloncas, Quechua, and the Quetro.

    Generally docile and friendly in nature, Easter Eggers make great family pets and do well in a backyard environment. They are raised for one purpose only, and that is for their ability to lay four extra-large sized eggs per week in various colors such as blue, green, creamy, or even pink eggs. Even the fowl itself can come in as many colors as the eggs.

    Although they are small in nature, they are quite good at tolerating heat. They have a small pea comb which is an advantage especially in the colder months since they are able to avoid getting frostbite as is common to chickens with larger combs. Average mature weight for males is between 5.5 - 6.5 pounds, while the females weigh between 4.5 - 5.5 pounds.

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