EE's and RIR's

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by byrandom, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. byrandom

    byrandom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a small group of gorgeous RIR hens. I really like them, and I would like to get a rooster for them (as they have only been used for egg production).

    This is where my question comes in. I also have 20-25 EE hens that I purchased from Murray McMurray. I really like these girls too, and I would like to put them in my main "egg coop" as we have come to call it. If I were to get a RIR rooster and put him in with my RIR hens, and my EE hens.. What would the resulting cross of an EE and a RIR be considered (other than "mutt", lol).


    I have been told that EExRIR would be another EE looking chicken, which laid green/blue eggs.
     
  2. chickens112

    chickens112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well first off I glad to see someone else from Texas.[​IMG] Where in Tx are you located? Anyway the chicks from that cross would look like EE but you might have some with standard combs and they would probably be a little taller than the rest. As for color there is no telling. One thing is the red from the RIR would be lighter than the real dark red. Hope that helps.
     
  3. crubner

    crubner Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Josh,

    I don't have an extra RIR rooster but I do have 4 EE cockerals. Want one?

    Cheryl
     
  4. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    It would just be another EE. An EE is nothing more than a true Ameraucana or a true Araucana crossed with something else or two EE's bred.

    For more on Ameraucanas, see www.ameraucana.org.

    God Bless,
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    I have three RIR cockerels that are 2 weeks old that I need to get rid of. If your interested? The father is in my avatar. He's supper cool!

    Chef
     
  6. byrandom

    byrandom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! So I guess I did get correct information after all! .. (for once! lol)
     

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