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How do you get an EE??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by madgabmomma, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. madgabmomma

    madgabmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had an EE before but I have read that they are essentially mutts/mixed breeds. So it got me wondering what do you cross to get an EE?
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I was going to post the best way to get an EE is to buy Ameraucanas from a hatchery. [​IMG] [​IMG] To answer your question though, you cross a blue egg layer (Ameraucana or Araucana) with any other color egg layer. Actually, if you cross a blue egg layer with a dark brown egg layer (ie Marans) you wind up with an olive egger.
     
  3. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    the definition of EE is any hen that lays a green/ blue/ olive egg. or just something colorful. If you have a hen that lays a green egg that gene is dominant (in a way) so you can cross it with just about anything and it will lay a colorful egg. Thats the BASICs
     
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    Poppafrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. madgabmomma

    madgabmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for answering for me! I really want to order some ameriucanas now [​IMG]
     

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