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Easter Eggers. And the first bird is male. No idea what color a pullet will lay until she starts laying. You can't tell just by looking.

That's good to know. My 'Roo, 'Chaz'. looks a lot like him. Seeing as he was supposed to be a she (and one of the other EE pullets turned out to be a BE) I get a little worried sometimes.

 

This is Chaz. he was supposed to be a pullet (they all were) but somewhere along the line she decided she would rather 'lay' the other hens than lay eggs. He's named after Chaz Bono.

 

 

http://chickensforbackyards.com Also uses the name Easter Egger and Ameraucana together.. But they do call them Easter Eggers. Mostly.

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Often referred to as an Ameraucana, “The Easter Egg Chicken” is actually a mixed breed derived from the chicken breed of Araucanas. 

Edited by FlyWheel - 8/11/16 at 8:27pm

D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo with an attitude,

two dogs...

and some really prolific oak trees!

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D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo with an attitude,

two dogs...

and some really prolific oak trees!

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post #22 of 22
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Often referred to as an Ameraucana, “The Easter Egg Chicken” is actually a mixed breed derived from the chicken breed of Araucanas. 
 

Not entirely accurate. Easter Eggers from hatcheries aren't really mixed breeds. And they aren't derived from the Araucana breed that we have today. Easter Eggers are the birds that everybody called Araucana prior to the 1970s. It wasn't until the Araucana and the Ameraucana breed standards were accepted by the APA that the distinctions of Araucana/Ameraucana/Easter Eggers were made. Up until that point, they were all called Araucana, but all would have been considered Easter Eggers today.

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