Easter Egger club!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by EastinChickens, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you had two purebred Ameraucanas (is that what you meant? You do want to be specufic when talking about the breeds, since there are Araucana and Ameraucanas, both lay blue eggs but are different breeds) there is no way it is anything but a cross-breed, or Easter Egger. EE's are the catch-all term for (mostly) blue or green egg laying birds that (usually) have muffs and beard. Since blue egg is a dominant gene, it's very easy to make crosses that still resemble an EE.
     
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  2. Rothgardens

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    Why do say they are EEs? I don't know much about breeds but i was told Agway is a great place to buy quality chicks. Either way the kids love them!
     
  3. miksmity

    miksmity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok
    I have a lot of chicks, I have about 83 chicks and I am tryin to get rid of the others but make a good profit
    Total I have about 100 chickens...
     
  4. Gryphon

    Gryphon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't get me wrong, EE's are great birds and I have two myself, but it's kinda like, oh, going to Wal-Mart or Target and expecting to find runway-style fashion. Auracaunas and Ameraucanas are both bred to a Standard Of Perfection (SOP) which typically isn't bred for in places that mass-produce chicks. Places like that are typically more concerned with churning out numbers rather that specific qualities.
     
  5. Rothgardens

    Rothgardens Out Of The Brooder

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    Gotcha! thanks
     
  6. FVRM

    FVRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You probably saw a sultan and polish cross. Sultans look like polish but have feathered feet. Another one is the silkie breed.
     
  7. miksmity

    miksmity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok
    Thanks
     
  8. Tappy4me

    Tappy4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some photos of my EEs, almost 5 weeks old now.

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    same chick as above
     
  9. miksmity

    miksmity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine right now r between 1 and 5 weeks
    The rest r in a juvenile coop
     
  10. Jomini

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    I ordered these as Ameraucanas but I'm sure they are Easter eggers... They are the sweetest of my flock of 9.. Love the cream/white one can't wait to see what she will look like as a big girl :)
     

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