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. I think if you do the EE's, they are mixed breeds and you can't breed more EE's from EE's (anybody, feel free to correct me...as that is my understandings)....my two cents....

Depends on what your EE's are made up of.  Sometimes people mix other breeds in and EE's can contain other breeds and lay various colored eggs, but if you keep your EE lines going as EE's they reproduce themselves very well.  I have several generations of identical ones laying the same colored blue/green egg.

    In some (many?) places, if you get Ameraucanas (Americanas?) they are actually EE's and not the purebred recognized Ameraucanas.

    I was just looking at a sheet of available birds to order and it said Ameraucana, but are they the true Ameraucana?  Plus it said they lay green eggs.

    But either an EE or Ameraucana with pea combs, should fare better in winter than the CL.

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@dheltzel

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Rosco, rhodebar cockerel



Cleo, rhodebar pullet


Sky, CCL pullet


and the 4 amigos! The Ameraucanas and rhodebars are always up here together lol
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

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Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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post #50263 of 65597

Very nice!

Roscoe is a good name - it fits him.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

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Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

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post #50264 of 65597
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Very nice!
Roscoe is a good name - it fits him.
Rosco, the rascal! He was the tiny little sticky chick that I had to help hatch that was so tiny I didn't think he'd make it. He's my little snuggler and treat obsessed brat too lol
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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post #50265 of 65597
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. I think if you do the EE's, they are mixed breeds and you can't breed more EE's from EE's (anybody, feel free to correct me...as that is my understandings)....my two cents....
Depends on what your EE's are made up of.  Sometimes people mix other breeds in and EE's can contain other breeds and lay various colored eggs, but if you keep your EE lines going as EE's they reproduce themselves very well.  I have several generations of identical ones laying the same colored blue/green egg.
    In some (many?) places, if you get Ameraucanas (Americanas?) they are actually EE's and not the purebred recognized Ameraucanas.
    I was just looking at a sheet of available birds to order and it said Ameraucana, but are they the true Ameraucana?  Plus it said they lay green eggs.
    But either an EE or Ameraucana with pea combs, should fare better in winter than the CL.
EE can be made several ways. Some are off color Ameraucanas or Araucanas. Others are mixes of Araucana, Ameraucana or Legbar with another bird that lays a different color egg. If you cross 2 breeds that lay blue & then always use a roo with 2 blue egger parents you will always get birds laying blue eggs. If you cross the blue egger with any other color egger you get varying shades of blue, green, khaki & olive. To keep the blue & green colors, cross back to a double blue gene roo. To darken an olive color, breed back to a chocolate layer. You use hens & roosters with known parentage to get desired colors of eggs.
The actual definition of an Easter Egger is that it carries Ameraucana, Araucana or Legbar heritage but does not meet SOP for those breeds. An EE usually lays blue or green but can really lay any color depending on what crosses were used to produce it.
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I'm convinced my girls are laying somewhere and I can't find the stash. The rooster has been going to town the past few days...


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I have three blue layers...only on has been consistent laying in the nesting box...today I found two blue in the box.... (a first...and none in the spot I found yesterday)....sometimes these birds are just crazy,,,who knows....

I see them looking in the nest boxes and think maybe they'll lay but they never do. But these aren't new layers... they're a few years old!
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I have about 8 empty feed bags in my garage. Anyone want them for crafts?

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I think Anneintheburbs was/is interested them....

Yes please! I can pay to ship if need be! Thanks!
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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I'll box them up. Message me your address.
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post #50269 of 65597

Okay.................so this is very different.

 

I have 3 hens...................a silver laced wyandotte,  golden laced wyandotte, and new hampshire red....................they lay nice light brown eggs.

 

Well today I found a white................as in bright white egg in the nest box! 

 

I was thinking perhaps a leprechaun stopped by and put  a white egg in the nest box just to mess with me.....................but then why not put a green one is.......................really on St Patricks day...........green seems a better choice for a leprechaun.

 

However my question is has anyone ever had a light brown egg layer all of a sudden out of the blue lay a bright white egg?    It was on the larger size..........similiar to the size that my NHR lays..................

 

 

what the heck?

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Okay.................so this is very different.

I have 3 hens...................a silver laced wyandotte,  golden laced wyandotte, and new hampshire red....................they lay nice light brown eggs.

Well today I found a white................as in bright white egg in the nest box! 

I was thinking perhaps a leprechaun stopped by and put  a white egg in the nest box just to mess with me.....................but then why not put a green one is.......................really on St Patricks day...........green seems a better choice for a leprechaun.

However my question is has anyone ever had a light brown egg layer all of a sudden out of the blue lay a bright white egg?    It was on the larger size..........similiar to the size that my NHR lays..................


what the heck?
The brown coating goes on last. Maybe she forgot to paint her egg today?
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