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 Post subject: Easter Eggers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:01 pm 
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Hi Guy's and Gals :D
Nearly finished my chook pen and have been looking around at the different breeds of chickens to get.
I only need around 5-6 but thought I'd go with Easter Eggers if I could possibly get them, I know Isa Browns have a better lay rate as do rhode Islands and leghorns but would get a kick out of chooks that lay coloured eggs.

Any Ideas on where to get them would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Eggers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:01 pm 
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"Easter Eggers ", :confused: what do they lay, something similar to these


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 Post subject: Re: Easter Eggers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:45 am 
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Not quite Steve but close :D Easter eggers lay multi coloured eggs from light blue to light pink

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Eggers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:57 am 
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never heard of them Gnash
but araucanas lay blue eggs :)

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Eggers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:33 am 
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As far as I know Easter Eggers are simply Araucana cross chooks that lay coloured eggs. The egg colours are normally paler than the pure bred Araucana


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 Post subject: Re: Easter Eggers
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:07 pm 
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@ Steve S

To get eggs like these you need a different cross:


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