Breed Profile: Easter Egger Chicken

Cross Breeding Chickens Can Result in Popular Hybrid Breeds Like the Easter Egger

Promoted by Mt Healthy Hatcheries

easter-egger-chicken

Origin: United States

Standard Description: Easter Eggers are not a true breed, rather a hybrid cross. Their egg color makes them a popular choice. And, since they are a hybrid, no two birds look exactly the same, making for a rainbow of colors in a backyard flock. It’s important to note that Easter Eggers will not switch the color of eggs they lay throughout their lifetime.

Temperament: Friendly, active, skittish


Keep Your Hens Laying Strong for Years to Come

Want fresh eggs at your fingertips? We’ll show you how to keep your flock healthy and happy! Download our FREE guide: First Egg to Retirement: A Reference Guide to Keeping Strong, Productive Hens!

Yes, I Want This Free Guide

easter-egger-chicken

Comb: Pea

Popular Use: Eggs and meat

Hardiness: Cold hardy

Varieties
: Varies – none recognized, as this is not a standard breed

Weight: Hen, 4 lbs., Cock, 5 lbs.

Testimonial of an Easter Egger owner:

“I always keep a few Easter Eggers in my flock. They’re fun because they lay colored eggs and they add variety since each chicken looks different. I can’t imagine my flock without them!”  – Pam Freeman, editor of Backyard Poultry magazine and owner of PamsBackyardChickens.com.

It Isn’t an Easter Egger Chicken if it is
: Not a cross. If it is a true chicken breed, then it can’t be an Easter Egger chicken. Easter Eggers are sometimes mislabeled Ameraucana chickens or Araucana chickens, which are true breeds.

easter-egger-chicken

Egg Color, Size and Laying Habits:

  • Blue, green, or pinkish-cream
  • Large
  • 3-4 eggs per week
  • The reason the egg colors vary so much is because the birds are of mixed parentage.

easter-egger-eggs

Promoted by: Mt Healthy Hatcheries

mt-healthy-hatcheries
A Hatching Tradition for Over 80 Years

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

12 + = 14