Easter Egger is not generally a recognized breed by APA. Because it is not available in large groups. But it is simply famous for their multicolor eggs. Some Easter Egger hens lay blue, green eggs or some hens lays pink colour shade, eggs. Its Multi colour egg laying characteristics makes them Dual purpose breed and it is used for both meat and eggs.
It is small in size with no feather on shanks. There no definite varieties of easter egger. It is available in Multicolor type plumage.
Easter egger breed looks similar to Ameraucana both lays blue color eggs. But eastern egger is not the cross breed of Ameraucana.
Characteristics of Easter Egger
The main characteristics are that it lays pink, blue or green color extra large size eggs .it is very common but widely popular breed only available in Pea comb type.
It is calm, active and docile in behavior or friendly in nature. It can be used as a family pet. The Production of eggs throughout the year is quite good. it rarely shows broodiness.
Eastern egger is mainly raised for egg purpose. The eggs also used in an exhibition in some places.
Eastern egger generally starts laying eggs in the middle of 19th to 21st week. Eastern egger is small in size but it lays extra large size egg. It generally lays 170 to 180 eggs per year per hen. 3 to 4 eggs per week. The size of the egg is 55 g is noted. The quality feed gives quality meat and eggs.
There is no recognized variety of eastern egger it has various mixed color plumage which is black, brown or mixed white and brown. Shanks has no feathers. there are four toes with without feather The comb is pea type. It is a small size breed.
Beak is yellow in color. Eyes are oval in shape and orange in color.
Tail is well spread and inclined. In some cases short tails are noted.
Head is medium and neck and back are curved like an egg. Feather is soft gives it the perfect look.
The average standard weight of cock ranges between 2 kg to 2.2 kg (4.5 lbs to 5 lbs).
The average standard weight of Hen ranges between 1.5 kg to 1.8 kg (3.5 lbs to 4 lbs).
Facts and Productivity of Easter egger chicken
|Name of Breed||Eastern Egger|
|Other Name of Breed||No|
|Cock weight||2 kg to 2.2 kg (4.5 lbs to 5 lbs).|
|Hen weight||1.5 kg to 1.8 kg (3.5 lbs to 4 lbs).|
|Egg capacity per year||170-180 eggs|
|Age at first Egg (days)||140-150|
|Egg weight||55 g|
|Egg size||extra Large|
|Egg color||Green, pink, Blue.|
|Survivability % upto 6 weeks||97|
Why choose Eastern Egger ?
Is eastern egger is Good for your Farm ?
- Eastern Egger is a dual purpose breed used for both meat and eggs.
- They have the ability to find their own food in the backyard or free range.
- The capacity of egg production is very good as compared to other breeds.
- Active, calm, or friendly disposition.
- Fulfill the nutrition requirement of the family.
- The Extra large different color egg is used for exhibition purpose and sold in large rate compared to a brown egg.