I know ... or at least I've read that EE are basically your mutt chicken. That the main goal is to get blue to green colored eggs. Is there anything else they must have to be called EEs? I got some from a hatchery that had no muffs but they did have green/slate legs and laid blue eggs. I have some of my own crosses (EE mom with BO dad) that have the muffs but the more whitish BO legs but they have beautiful coloring (Gold, rust and yellow with a slately blue color) This is the hen and this is the Roo The hen lays beautiful green/bue egg Now I have some second generation from the offspring of the original crosses that just have some stunning colors and feather patterns. I hatched four eggs and got two pullets and two cockerels... there is a blue pair and a gold pair. All very young still but their adult feathers our starting to come in and the patterns look amazing... I have one cockerel that is mainly blue but he has cream colored spangles in his hackle and wing feathers...hard to tell with the saddle feathers yet... the blues have slate legs.... neither of the of the pullets are old enough to lay yet so I don't know about the eggs but all the other crosses have produced colored eggs. The first "daughter" of the hen in the pic above is the reverse of her mom--- gold feathers with blue lacing...she lays a beautiful olive green egg. My question is can I call these easter eggers or do they have to be a certain type of cross to be truly an easter egger?