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EE's - The Plague of Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greenfamilyfarms, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I've noticed a lot lately that nearly every person that asks for help ID'ing a chick gets the "EE" or "EE cross" guess, even if the chick is full blooded.

    So, this is getting on my nerves. Especially since not all Easter Egger chicks are striped. NOT EVERY STRIPED CHICK IS AN EE, for crying out loud!

    Are they really that common that people just automatically say "EE" without thinking? If so, that makes them the plague of chickens.

    If everything is an EE, why have a standard? Why not just throw a bunch of EE's into every flock so that they will be correct.

    Geez!
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could be very correct with that statement! I just hatched 90 mutts from a RIR daddy and I've got strpes galore! I know for a fact that only 8 were from my one americana.
     
  3. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    and if an EE lays an egg other than blue or green (mine lays pinkish brown)- is it still an EE or just a run of the mill mutt?

    [​IMG]

    I like mutts, but if the definition for EE is so broad, then I have a LOT of EE's running around.
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I think a lot of people don't really understand what an EE is. They hear others refer to them as mutts and then think that all mutts must be EEs. To find out what an EE is; check here:

    http://www.eastereggers.com/
     
  5. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow they have a website! Thats cool! [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That website is meant as a joke, folks. It's tongue-in-cheek. [​IMG]
     
  7. jessieloveschicks

    jessieloveschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    You sure that website was meant as a joke?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Honestly, I think someone got angry that they bought a bird labeled an Ameraucana and those who know told them they have Easter Eggers. So, they made up that whole site. There are no standards for EEs, sorry.
     
  9. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have a whole 4 people that have joined that forum.....looks like a joke to me. The posts aren't even serious....the few posts that are on there.
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Yikes, I didn't realize this was a rant.

    Sorry.
     

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