Bantam EE's anyone???

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by lurky, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I am looking for a few fertile eggs to hatch.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have bantam buff ameraucana, but they only lay blue eggs. I am checking fertility and will post when some are available. I think there are others on here that have bantam EEs tho, so hopefully someone will respond with some eggs for you.

    Jody
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Thank you jody. How small are they? Is that one in the avatar? I have 2 in with my silkie rooster....but he only seems to mate the silkies.
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I saw your website pics. I was asking about the size because alot of people call EE's bantams because they are a little smaller. I should have known better with you [​IMG]
    I saw your pics and They are beautiful.
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Nah, her avatar is a lavander orpington, isn't he just dreamy! [​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hey lurky, glad you liked the pics on my site. Yes, my bantams are real ameraucana. The roosters are around 30 oz and the hens 26 oz, as required by the standard. We have really built this flock up over the last year and have a nice group. They are such little cutey pies. If you're interested in trying my eggs, I'll let you know when I confirm fertility. The girls are laying really well, so giving them some time for now.

    You can rest assured that I will not mix up an EE with an Ameraucana. My EEs range from 6-8 lbs and are nice standard size. Araucana are smaller and are often confused for bantams. They range 3-5 lbs. Some people breed them bigger for meat quality, but I try to stay close to standard with mine.

    Sara is right..that is my Lester a lavender orp in the avatar. He's another project I'll be starting on and he is HUGE. I am sure he will push 10 lbs easy at maturity the way he is growing out.

    Jody
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    If i do decide to get eggs, i will have to wait til i have a broody. So i wont be able to get them now anyway. I will be letting a broody silkie hatch them.
     
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  8. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Quote:My silkie roo is like that too. He only likes "his" girls!
     

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