New here, just learning, but what breed is an "EE"?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Astrid, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Astrid

    Astrid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it must be an acronym for some breed, but I have no idea what it is. I can't seem to find a breed name that consists of two words, each beginning with an "E."

    Sorry to be so dense! Dumb question, I know!

    Astrid
     
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE stands for Easter Eggers, they are mutt chicks hatched out for kids at Easter.

    The only dumb question is one that hasn't been asked. Glad I could help
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2008
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Actually EEs are easter egg chickens that can lay any colored egg (blue, green, brown). They are cross bred chickens that hatcheries misrepresent as Ameraucana or Araucana, which are two other entirely different breeds. Feel free to click on my web site on the left under my user name to see all three breeds and the differences.

    Jody
     
  4. Astrid

    Astrid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info!
    Great website, hinkjc!

    Astrid
     

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