Probably a dumb question: what is an EE?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pink Delphinium, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Pink Delphinium

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    I've figured out the other abbreviations, but...what is an EE?
     
  2. chickendales

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    Quote:easter egg chicken
     
  3. Pink Delphinium

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    Thank you!
     
  4. draye

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  5. Breac

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    EE is short for Easter Egg(er) chicken. These are a type of mutt-ameraucana chicken. They look like Ameraucanas and lay green/blue eggs like the ammys, but they are actually just ammy-cross mutt chickens. In fact, most so called 'Ameraucana' chickens from hatcheries are actually EEs!
    EEs come in a limitless range of color and are really sweet and tame. They may not be purebred, but they are a great 'breed' of chicken!
     
  6. Blarneyeggs

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    Thank YOU! For posting this question, I've been wondering myself... Now if I could only figure out DH. If I told you what I've been guessing it stands for, you'd know what a potty mouth I am.
     
  7. draye

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