besides being an EE

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by henryetta, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. henryetta

    henryetta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What made her an EE.. She's really a huge hen, and so beautiful (i think so anyway [​IMG] )and i just wonder what breeds is 'in' her. any guess??

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  2. HippieChickens

    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I agree. She is a looker! [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris09

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    First is that she is not a recognised color for a Ameraucana and she doesn't have the correct leg color..

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  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I think there is so much mis-understanding about EEs and Ameraucanas. EEs are not a registered APA breed, but EEs can be the result of breeding EEs together for many generations. So its a misconception that EEs are a recent cross. If you check here at BYC, you'll see that many people have flocks of EEs, and the roos and hens are very similar with similar color patterns.

    So very often, what makes a bird an EE is that it is an EE, produced from EEs.
     
  6. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OP didn't say she was an AM they said she is an EE and just wants to know what we may think what is in the mix. The first poster just was making the comparison that at least it has the comb and beard of an AM... and was just answering the OPs question as to what other breed(s) may be included to make the color of their beautiful chicken.
     
  7. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. It is really too hard to tell what may be the other breed(s) down the line to make this coloring and size. And as Halo said, the EEs could have been bred together for many gens... And being that they don't breed true any color from and cross could show up down the line.
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:Exactly. The hatcheries do not have true ameraucanas in their stock that they cross with other breeds to make EEs - they have EEs that they breed together and have been doing so for a very long time.
     
  9. henryetta

    henryetta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all [​IMG] And yep It's true, im just wondering *if* it can be told what makes up a certain mix of chickens....and this one in particular who lays a blue egg [​IMG]
     
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    HippieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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