ees

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hatchcrazzzy, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i got some eggs from a lady uppose to be americana. came from mcmurry.my babies have yellow feet and no muffs the eggs were greenish blue what happened can these be americiana.thanks for your help
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2009
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    No Gerald. They are EE's.
     
  3. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, MMH sells mutts labeled as americauna/aracuana, but they are really EEs. Nice birds nonetheless. Mine lay pretty blue eggs.
     
  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    theywere suppose pure americianas ees are mixed right
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Gerald you have to be really careful when buying ameraucanas. SOOOO many people sell ee's as ameraucanas and they are NOT.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hey, I sell some of my ameraucanas as EEs...
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    That would be new!

    I used to call all green egg layers Aruacanas until I read Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds. Then I called them Ameraucanas. Finally I realized my mistake and started calling them Easter Eggers.
    I'm not ashamed to call my chickens mutts!
     
  8. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
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    A lot of people just don't know the difference. She was probably not trying to con you, she probably believes they are Ameraucanas or Araucanas because that's what the hatcheries call them (a sore subject with the dedicated breeders.) In truth, the hatcheries did mix some blood of production type breeds in with their stock to create a hybrid that is beautiful and a better layer. We generally refer to the hatchery stock as EEs. EE's can be anything! Your babies might lay green, blue, olive, pink or brown eggs. It will be a surprise!
     
  9. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE. but they are great birds!
     
  10. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
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