Sylvester017 my only speckled EE eggs come from my bantams. I lost my speckled standard egg layer. She was low on pecking order and had an egg break before it was laid.My EE/mixed flock is a tough bunch to live with while the Cochins stand back in their pen watching the EES run amok.
So sorry about losing your girl in such a sad way. Your description of your Cochins standing back in their pen watching the EEs run amok is cute - a good description of EEs and/or Ameraucanas. They are a weird chicken but I really love my gentle-tempered Blue Wheaten Ameraucana - she is lowest on the pecking order and really quite a kluzy girl because of her sudden jerky quick movements and jittery actions. Chickens in general are funny to watch but our Ameraucana is so very different from the other breeds we've had.