Day Old Easter Egger Baby Chicks
Hatching year round.
Easter Eggers are sweet, docile and, as their name implies, they lay colorful eggs. Why wouldn't you want at least a few Easter Eggers in your flock?
Production: Easter Eggers are good layers, and their eggs are blue, green, cream or pink. The egg color will be consistent, so if the first egg your hen lays is blue, all of her eggs will be blue. There is no way to predict what color the eggs will be before the hen begins to lay.
Temperament: These are generally sweet birds and are not usually aggressive.
History: There is a great deal of misinformation about Easter Eggers, in some cases from sources you would expect to be reliable. Some hatcheries mislabel these birds as Ameraucanas or Araucanas, or other variations on those spellings.
Easter Eggers are not a breed. They do not conform to any standard, so they don't always look the same. Instead of being a breed, Easter Eggers as a group are a hybrid. Their eggs are blue because they carry the blue egg gene of the true Araucanas or Ameraucanas, which originated in South America, but they have been mixed with many other breeds.
Because Easter Eggers are hybrids rather members of a true breed, they are not recognized by the American Poultry Association or the American Bantam Association, so they are not shown in competitions. Instead, they are happy birds that lay funny colored eggs and make a great addition to backyard flocks.
Colors: As hybrids, Easter Eggers can be many different colors. There is no standard for color at all.
Status: American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Conservation Status: This is not applicable because Easter Eggers are not a standardized breed.
Body Type: Again, without a standard, Easter Eggers vary in size and shape. They usually tend to be on the smallish size, and they have a pea comb. Some have beards.
Standard Weights: Rooster 6.5 lbs, Hen 5.5 lbs, Cockerel 5.5 lbs, Pullet 4.5 lbs
Classification: American Poultry Association Class: Not recognized, nor classified.