I'm trying to figure out the personality of the EE's. I really want a sweet,cuddly chicken that lays pretty eggs. But it really needs to be quiet since I live in a subdivision. Half of what I've read says they meet my description, and the other half makes them sound like the exact opposite. Would ameraucana be better for what I want?
Individuals of any breed can be noisy. I've had hens who barely cluck, but come egg laying time, they start singing their heads off. Others cluck and squawk all day long, but never sing after laying. It's more an individual thing than a breed thing.
Easter Eggers aren't exactly a breed, but a type of chicken. They haven't been bred for specific features, so there is a huge range in personalities, sizes, and colors.
With a true Ameraucana, at least you can have a general idea of what to expect.
Edited by junebuggena - 3/14/16 at 6:28am