I have some EE's and some rumpless and tuffed Araucanas

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Starla, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Starla

    Starla In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2009
    what would I get if I bred a Araucana roo to EE hens? You think it would be ok?

    The reason I would do that is, I have four rumpless and tuffed and two of them are roo's and I love them both.... I had thought I would keep them and use one of the roos with my EE hens. Right now they are all way to young..but I am trying to figure out who to keep and who not to, by spring!


  2. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    You will get some rumpless EE's and some pretty neat tufted beards-for lack of better description beards like a EE but with more tuft to it.. we have some here [​IMG] They are the ones everyone always spots.Several of ours came from a breeder that had pure Araucana's true Ameraucana's and EE's so he did some real interesting and pretty crosses..My son also got himself a true Ameraucana roo Any spelling errors are due to me only being on my first cup of coffee [​IMG] not because I don't know the difference in the breeds [​IMG]
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    EEs are mutts and breeding a mutt with a pure breed technically makes the offspring mutts as well, so they'd still be considered EEs. You will likely get some pretty interesting looking birds though.
  4. Starla

    Starla In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2009
    yes I knew EE's are mutts/mixed bred, but I am mostly interested in egg color from the EE's.

    To be honest I don't know if my young chicks are Ameraucana or EE's the guy called them Ameraucana....and they are bearded but I don't know that much about all those breeds.

    I have read a lot about Araucanas so, I feel like I kinda know a little about that breed. And well, of course I can assume they are full blooded because they are rumpless and tuffed [​IMG]

    Mainly I wanted to make sure that my EE's or whatever they are still lay colored eggs by breeding them to my Araucana roo.

    Thanks for the input! It is helpling!!


  5. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    I'm thinking of doing a similar cross. I recently obtained a pair of rumpless-Iguess EE's because there are no tuffs. I am going to put a few of my EE pullets with the pair and see what comes out. As far as egg color ,I don't think being an Aracauna,Americanna,or EE guarantees,blue eggs. I know in my EE's it has taken almost four years of culling to finally get only birds that lay blue eggs(Keeping fingers crossed-LOL). I am just wondering how dominate the rumplessness is. Hopefully it is very dominate!

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