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AMERICANA'S/EE

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LACI, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. LACI

    LACI Out Of The Brooder

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    I PURCHASED 6 LAVENDER, 2 BLUE & 2 BLACK AM/EE NO IDEA THE DIFFERENCE.
    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF LAVENDER WILL LAY LAVENDER EGGS? WAS TOLD THEY DO.
    WAS TOLD THE BLUE & BLACK LAY BLUE EGGS AND THE BLACK DOES.THE BLUE ISN'T LAYING YET. MY LAVENDERS ARE NOT LAYING YET EITHER. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT.
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameraucana will lay blue eggs. The EEs will lay green, blue or brown eggs. No chicken lays lavender eggs. I would question any advice that person gave you.
     
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  3. LACI

    LACI Out Of The Brooder

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    THANK YOU. I WAS CURIOUS I LOVE MY BEAUTIFUL LAVENDERS I DON'T CARE WHAT COLOR THEY LAY. THEY ARE SWEET.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Percheron Chick's post. If your birds lay any color eggs other than blue (ie. olive, green, beige, pink, etc.) then they are EEs rather than true Ameraucanas. Also, since lavender is not one of the SOP recognized colors, the Ameraucana Breeders Club would consider your lavender birds to be EEs rather than true Ameraucanas. You can see their breed standards at http://www.ameraucana.org/standard.html.
     

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