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Standard EE versus Bantam EE

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I purchased what were suppose to be ameraucanas (yes, spelled correctly too), but they are EE (which I realize is mix). They're smaller than my other breeds. I'm trying to find out what standard EE versus bantam EE look like though. Mine are 5mos 3wks old now, and they're smaller compared to my other hens. If you have bantam EE around 5mos or so, or have pics of yours around the same age can you please share? I try to look it up online, but not finding what I need to know. They move a lot and dodge because the bigger pullets are boogers and like to mess with them so it's harder to get good pics.

 

 

 

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Those are standard sized birds. EE tend to be smaller, lighter bodied birds as they were not bred to be a dual purpose (for meat).

 

Bantams are going to be only 2lbs or so at maturity.

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

Those are standard sized birds. EE tend to be smaller, lighter bodied birds as they were not bred to be a dual purpose (for meat).

 

Bantams are going to be only 2lbs or so at maturity.

X2 on donrae's post. Also the eggs of bantam EEs will be smaller than those of standard EEs.

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so then their eggs should hopefully get bigger as they mature then? I hope so because they're capping out at 40g right now with the 1 who is laying.

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so then their eggs should hopefully get bigger as they mature then? I hope so because they're capping out at 40g right now with the 1 who is laying.


Yes, over the next few weeks, the eggs should gradually get larger until they reach full size.

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Thanks :)

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Thanks :)


You're welcome.

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