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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WV_Chicken, Jan 9, 2011.
What is the difference between them?
Ameraucanas are a pure breed and therefore have a breed standard. EE's are mixed breed.
For a little "light reading" check out this thread ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=128806
If you're looking for colored eggs (meaning the blue-green), you are guaranteed that with Ameraucana as it is an actual breed with standards for both the chicken and the egg.
An EE is a mutt and you can literally get anything (chicken-wise or egg-wise). The eggs may be any color, there are no standards. For example, I have 2 EE's and get pinkish and light brown eggs. One EE is white with green legs and the other is a golden honey color with greyish legs.
I wanted the green eggs so I got an Ameraucana a couple of months ago and I LOVE the color of her eggs. Now I just want a Cream Legbar so I can have the blue eggs. There's no end to it!