EEs and ameraucanas what's the difference

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickencreek, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. chickencreek

    chickencreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I am deciding what chickens to get and looked at both these breeds and couldn't tell the difference. Does anyone know the difference?
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    A EE is a Ameraucana mix with the blue egg gene. So it's just half (or less then half) Ameraucana.
     
  3. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Easter Egger may or may not ever get accepted in the standard because of it's similarities to the Americauna. If you look at the beginning of the standard you can see what's accepted and what's not and why.
    Easter Eggers are basically the same as an Americana and I see very vague difference. I would go Americana if their more present in your area.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Or EEs can get their blue egg gene from Legbars or Araucanas or even Arkansas Blues.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Ameraucanas are a true breed, which lay only blue eggs. EEs are hybrids produced by crossing either Ameraucanas or Araucanas with other breeds to produce offspring that lay eggs in other colors besides just blue. There is a good article explaining the difference between Araucanas, Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html.
     
  6. chickencreek

    chickencreek Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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