difference EE and...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by summerb76, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. summerb76

    summerb76 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Lake Como, Florida
    What is is difference between an easter egg chicken and Aracana/Americanas. I have the "rainbow layers" mix from McMurrarys Hatchery and it says we can get Aracanas. What can I look for? Are greenish legs easter eggers? Sorry so many questions, I'm a newbie.
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    From a hatchery, they will most likely be EE's. They are colored egg layers, but dont meet standards for ameraucana or araucana, but still have the genes to give you colored eggs.
  3. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Here is a good explanation.

    You can click on each breed (or in the case of Easter Eggers the "variety" rather than breed) to see what the main differences are.

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