Hate to ask such a silly question, EEs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mtnkids, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. mtnkids

    mtnkids Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the difference between Ameraucana, Araucana, and Easter Eggers? Or is EE a title for both?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's how I understand it.

    Araucana's are the original breed (and only lay blue eggs), but they carry a lethal gene when breeding. So Ameraucana's were created to get away from the lethal gene. EE is a mixed breed with some Araucana or Ameraucana history in them, often laying blue or green eggs. (although the can lay any color egg) All hatcheries sell EE's as Ameraucana's.
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Great link! Thanks!
     

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