Easter Eggers are wonderful chickens, usually referring to a mixed breed chicken that lays a blue or green egg.
Easter Eggers often descend from Ameraucana stock, so it is not uncommon to see beards and muffs on these chickens. As the pea comb and blue egg gene are dominant, both of these features are usually passed on from their Ameraucana heritage. They also frequently have green legs (due to the mixing of skin and shank colors). Our easter eggers are first generation (they come from brown eggs but carry the blue egg gene), meaning they will usually lay a green egg when they reach laying age.
Many people say Easter Eggers have the friendliest personality of all their chickens. They also come in a whole variety of colors and patterns as they grow up- see the pictures for just a few of them! Some of our easter eggers have a Turken parent, meaning they may even have the naked neck gene!
One first generation Easter Egger egg- Egg will be brown but chick will carry blue egg gene from father and females will lay green eggs. Easter Eggers are a popular hybrid due to the colorful eggs and also because they tend to be friendly chickens and excellent layers.
One dozen (12) first generation Easter Egger eggs- Eggs will be brown but chicks will carry blue egg gene from father and females will lay green eggs. Easter Eggers are a popular hybrid due to the colorful eggs and also because they tend to be friendly chickens and excellent layers.
Easter Eggers are notoriously hard to sex- so here are a few examples of male/female pairs that have a similar color base. Comb color, size, and width are the best indicators of gender at a young age. As they age males often get red shoulder patches and will grow pointy feathers at the base of their tail.
(Female left, male right in both images)