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Newbie Here- What makes up an Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LilChickCoop, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2010
    Central Florida
    Please pardon my ignorance... I thought EEs were a breed unto themselves, but it seems to me that some consider them mutts? [​IMG]
  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    i dont, i consider them mixed color ameraucanas. if you check the history of the ameraucana breed you will find that they came from easter eggers.
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
  4. coq au vin

    coq au vin Chillin' With My Peeps

    "Easter Eggers" came from the Quechua of S. America. Many of them are not very different from what you'd see running around the streets in Argentina, they just have slightly more European blood in them. Some have a lot more.

    They're actually quite a beautiful little bird with a much more significant origin and history than simply "mutt chickens with the blue egg gene".

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