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Is Easter Egg a nick name or an actual name?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tara7815, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Songster

    Aug 29, 2009
    I'm learning as I go...LOL

  2. You could call it both. It starts with the Araucana chicken that lays a blue egg. The Araucana was crossbred to create the Ameraucana which lays a green egg. The Ameraucana is cross bred with whatever to give you the Easter Egger which can lay any color of egg. It is really a mutt chicken that they gave a name to.
  3. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    I did not know that... So all the green eggs I have been hatching from my Americana hen are EE chicks...The rooster is not an EE or Americana....
  4. tara7815

    tara7815 Songster

    Aug 29, 2009
    So are EE's desirable?

    Someone said that my lil Pepe might be an EE. I don't know if I should say "Oh crud - I got an EE" or if I should be thinking "An EE? AWESOME"

    I have never felt so ignorant about a topic as I do with chickens. There is so much to learn. I'm like a sponge over here.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'd say if you like green or blue eggs (which many people make over in a good way!!!) then I'd be saying "Awesome!!" My lone easter egger has very fluffy/fuzzy cheeks and is my cutest chick!! I love her!! And someone posted a thread asking people to submit photos of their easter egger roosters...and every one of them was GORGEOUS!!! I'd be happy!!!
  6. snowflake

    snowflake Crowing

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    [​IMG]I have 5 EE's and love them I ordered 5 hens but got one rooster, he is not exactly beautiful and got dubbed with the name Gracie as a chick the only white chick so easy to pick out. he has brown spots on his wings that I thought were poo, He is improving with age however. some of my hens are beautiful colors. I can't send pictures as my program only send through snap fish (I'm working on that) they all have tufted cheeks and are very sweet, even Gracie. our hens are young and so far I have given many eggs away and people LOVE them. I get a lot of laughs and wow's and of course the Grand kids think they are awesome! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There's nothing wrong with an Easter Egger. I have true Ameraucanas (blue/black/splash) from a breeder and I have Easter Eggers. One EE is really two color Ameraucanas crossed, which makes her color non-standard. Two are crosses of my Barred Rock rooster with my true Ameraucana hens.

    My issue is when hatcheries, who do not have Ameraucanas or Araucanas sell their EEs as the real deal. Truth in advertising!

  8. paulpig

    paulpig Songster

    Apr 4, 2009
    We LOVE our Easter Eggers. To get GREEN eggs from one of our hens is a great treat!!! They really color up a dozen eggs when you sell ........

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