Easter Egg Standard Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
Easter Egg Standard Chicken Breed Information
The "Easter Egg Chicken" originally came from Chile in South America, discovered
by the Araucana Indians. The true pure Araucana chicken is rumpless (tailless)
, has a small curling tuft of feathers next to each ear and come in different
pure color types. The true pure Ameraucana chicken has a tail, full beard and
comes in pure color types. The Easter Egg Chickens are different because they
have a full beard under the beak rather than a tuft and have a tail rather than
rumpless and do NOT have pure color types. Cackle Hatchery® offers for sale the
"Easter Egg Chicken" not the Ameraucana or Araucana chickens for sale.
Cackle Hatchery® 's breeding program objectives for the "Easter Egg Chickens" are to
produce chickens with a wide variety of feather colors, feather color patterns,
feather combinations of colors with a full beard under the beak and high egg
production of colorful egg shells. The color of their egg shells vary from pale
blue chicken eggs to dark blue to various shades of green and a few light
brownish/pink eggs. The meat is delicious and it has a taste similar to quail.
We do not offer a specific color variety of this breed; however we do breed for
a wide variety of colored feathers and egg colors. The Araucana chicken and
Ameraucana chickens have a number of different color patterns being worked on
all across the USA and are being shown in poultry shows. The Easter Egg chickens
are great chickens for backyards, chicken coops, larger chicken houses and for
raising free range chickens. The Easter Egger chicken or also called Easter Egg
chicken hatch out colored eggs with colored chicks. These colored chicks are for
sale online by ordering them below. We hope you sign up for our
Cackle Hatchery® Newsletter for helpful tips and offers of chickens for sale online free
shipping or specials.
NOTE: It should be noted that this breed has an inherent genetic beak issue. 1 out of
100 chicks as they grow may have some variance in severity of scissor beak/cross beak.
This can be best described when the top and bottom beak do not align and this condition
normally will get worse as they grow. There are numerous articles and information on
the Internet on this subject. Also most Easter Egger chickens don’t inherit the (lethal
alleles) from their parents unlike a lot of Araucana chickens.
Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety,
color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order
1 or 2 cockerels to go with them or UNLESS
YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”
Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1
day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age You
MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total.
AVAILABILITY FOR UPCOMING HATCHES
BABY CHICK PRICES
All chicks for this breed have been sold for the 2014 season
Please watch for our catalog this winter for next season's selection