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In American usage, an Easter egger or Easter-egger is any hybrid or mixed-breed chicken resulting from breeding of a bird carrying the blue-egg (oocyan) gene with one that lays brown eggs. Eggs from such a bird may be any shade of blue or brown,: 175 or occasionally pink or pale yellow. These birds do not constitute a breed, and so are not recognized by the American Poultry Association or the American Bantam Association. They may be marketed as "Americana", but are quite different from the Ameraucana, a recognized breed.
Hybrid birds of this type may be of any color. They are commonly muffed and bearded, often with a pea-comb; the wattles may be small or entirely absent. The legs are often greenish.: 175
- ^ a b Kathy Shea Mormino (2017). [https://books.google.com/books?id=NlA0DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT175 The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Voyageur Press, 2017. ISBN 9780760359792.
- ^ a b c Araucana; Ameraucana; Americana or the Easter Eggers. APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club. Archived 19 October 2013.