Rainbow Layers??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joedie, May 8, 2009.

  1. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I went to the feed store last week and bought 8 pullets from a "Rainbow Layers" group. I asked if these are EE's and was told, "No, they are called rainbow layers because they are an assortment of different kinds and you don't know what you're getting".
    They looked like 5 black australorps, 2 RIR, and 1 mystery chick. I don't really care what they are but I thought the hatcheries labeled EE's as Rainbow Layers or am I mistaken?[​IMG]
     
  2. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    Hatcheries label EEs as EEs, Araucanas, or Ameraucanas/Americanas.

    "rainbow layers" are usually a random assortment of breeds that lay brown, white, green, or blue eggs and you never know what you'll get. The Feed store clerk was correct.
     

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