OK, So I think I have mutts...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pluto, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Pluto

    Pluto Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas as to what these might be? They are my first hens, about 10 months old, supposedly laid a couple of light brown and blue-green eggs last year. They are super sweet and aren't too phased by the rain! The owner previouse called them "eater chickens", I wonder if they were sold to her as "easter eggers"?

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  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    I would agree EE's...basically mutts that lay cool eggs
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    EE mixes.
     
  4. Pluto

    Pluto Out Of The Brooder

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    So another total newbe question. What color would they be? I just keep calling them my little red hens, but they aren't really all red.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, you've definitely got some EEs there. Some folks call them "red brown" in color.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are beautiful EE's! There is no such thing as a chicken "mutt"! [​IMG]
     
  7. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are colored like the light brown leghorn.
     
  8. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pretty girls. I have two EE's that look pretty similar, only they have a bit of blue showing.

    I have to admit I cringe when I see EE's refered to as mutts. I know it is just a term, but I prefer the term 'mix'. [​IMG] Mutts has a negative connotation to me.
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're EEs. EEs are not recognized and often do not come in any standardized variety. That pattern is common among EEs.
     
  10. Pluto

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    I didn't mean to offend anyone with chickens of mixed heritage. I have a mixed breed dog that I love dearly and call a mutt, so the term tends to give me warm fuzzies [​IMG]
     

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