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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by prariechiken, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. prariechiken

    prariechiken Songster

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    What breeds are usually crossed with Ameraucanas to create easter egg chickens? Does anybody have a clue as to what the hatcheries use?
     
  2. Break an Egg

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    I think they may use some kind of game fowl. One of mine has that kind of face. But they could probably use many others, who knows?
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    I feel like mine is a jummble and has bin mixed for a bunch of years crossed and crossed again with other mixes.

    Henry
     
  4. Anne

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    Most EE's are not a direct Ameraucana cross. They've been mixed up for many, many generations. There's no telling what breeds are in their distant history, probably a little bit of everything for most of them. They are mixes crossed with mixes crossed with mixes crossed with mixes, and so on an so forth.
     
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  5. prariechiken

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    So mutts they are....some of my best dogs growing up were mutts...[​IMG]
     
  6. Anne

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    EE's are very cool birds. They are usually selected for pretty feather colors and patterns, egg color and laying ability, and personality.
     
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