RE : EE's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seminolewind, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    If I have EE's, what makes more EE's? Do you breed ee to ee, or what if you breed an ee to an Ameraucana?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You'll get either greener or bluer eggs if you get an Aruacana roo (rumpless purebred) to breed over your EE hens.

    ETA( And you'll still get EE's!)
     
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  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    If you breed EE x EE then you don't know what color egg the offspring will produce. If you breed to a Ameraucana then you should improve the resultant EE egg color(I think [​IMG] )
     
  4. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you hear that? All colored egg layers can be selected to improve what ever color egg you want but it takes several generations.
     
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  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Breeding an EE to an EE ie mutt to mutt you still will have a mutt, which may or may not lay green blue pink brown tan, orange(ok maybe not orange), may have muffs, may have a peacomb may have a.......................

    in other words, you can breed whatever you want to it and still call it an EE since there is no STANDARD for an EE who can argue with you. [​IMG]
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You breed an EE to an EE and you have a purebred EE [​IMG]. No telling what colors they'll turn out, because their progenitors could have been any colors, but they should be beautiful.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My goodness that's confusing.
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I guess what I want to know is if you have a salmon colored EE, how would you get offspring that are the same color?
     

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