EE mix...are they still EEs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TinyLittleFarm, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. TinyLittleFarm

    TinyLittleFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just hatched 2 babies who are EE hen X Light Brahma roo. Do you still call them Easter Eggers? Or do you just call them mutts?

    Any chance of green eggs like their mammas?
     
  2. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're still EE's [​IMG]
     
  3. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't call them ee's unless they lay colored (green/blue) eggs. These probably won't as I believe egg color is passed thru the roo, not impossible tho. I would sell them/call them mutts
     
  4. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can still call them EEs, but if it were me, I'd say light brahma crosses.

    Genetic makeup of an EE: 50% araucana/ameraucana, and 50% anything else.

    Your chick would be 25% araucana/ameraucana, 25% something else, and 50% light brahma.

    And EEs can lay 'normal' colored eggs and still be called EEs. It's genetics, not the product, that makes an EE an EE. [​IMG]
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I call them Rainbow layers [​IMG]
    EE/SLC cross
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  6. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and some EEs lay pink eggs... I have 6 EEs and from them I get green, blue, pink, and a blueish green-almost white eggs... you never know what color you are going to get!
     
  7. bucket04

    bucket04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:What is your "ZAZ" egg layer?? That's a gorgeous egg!!
     
  8. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I LOVE your girl and your eggs!! Gorgeous!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the term "barnyard cross" as opposed to "mutt". [​IMG] You could get a variation of olive eggers since Brahmas lay brown eggs.
     
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I LOVE your girl and your eggs!! Gorgeous!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] all i know is it is from some mutts i bred here from my purebred birds,these are the results of the second generation mutts.
     

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