The EE braggers thread!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep a watch on the buy and sell stuff at the bottom of the INDEX . There are some wonderful sellers but you need to watch the other areas of BYC. I have bought lots of eggs from the auctions and of course have my favorites. Some of us are OK with hatchery chicks. See above..................
     
  2. Sueg4332

    Sueg4332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a EE that laid a beautiful gray egg no green cast at all. She got killed in the dog kill eposide.
     
  3. groaners

    groaners Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to hear of another gray egg layer. Sorry you lost her!
    I was so surprised to see the gray egg sitting in there with all the beautiful blues and greens...thought it was the lighting at first, but nope it's a gray egg! Where does that color come from?? Anybody know? Need to find out which hen is laying it...
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

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    Don't ye'll at me, I'm just wanting to ask a question, not looking to start trouble, I tried to ask this on another thread a while back and they all warped the frig out!!!!!

    What is the difference between an Easter Eggers and Americaunas? [​IMG]
     
  5. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:[​IMG] I know exactly what you mean. Some folks take this way too seriously! I have both pure ameraucanas and EEs and I love 'em all. Ok, first off all ameraucanas originally come from EEs. An EE is basically a mutt bird (like me, lol) that carries the blue egg and pea comb gene. An EE can lay any color egg, blue, green, pink, brown... An ameraucana should lay a blue or blue/green egg.
    Both have pea combs. Ameraucanas must conform to the standards which means slate/black colored legs (EEs usually have green legs but this varies), bay eyes, standard colors (some of which have not been accepted by the APA, like lavenders), have beards and muffs... I have black and wheaten ameraucanas and none of them lay a perfectly blue egg. My EEs however are definitely grenn layers except for the couple that lay a brown egg.
    Since all ameraucanas are originally from EEs they all have the potential to lay an egg that is not blue, even though the blue gene is dominate, because all it takes to get a recessive gene to pop up is for both parents to carry the recessive gene and all ameraucanas do. Maybe most breeders are so touchy because they know that their birds are not perfect yet (as a breed I mean). That's why I like them though, they are a challenge. [​IMG] Here's a link that has more info (+ more links to even more info). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ameraucana
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  6. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your experience, it can probably be blamed on that question being asked so often. You can find pictures of the approoved colors and the Standard of Perfection [SOP] for Ameraucanas here: http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html

    Easter
    Eggers have no SOP; in general, the only qualification is that they come from a parent carrying the genes for blue or green eggs. To me, if they don't lay a shade of blue or green, they're not EEs; but many would disagree with that thinking.
     
  7. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know, but I was at an APA show last year and one black Ameraucana pullet [she had no disqualifying characteristics, but her type was not correct for Ameraucanas] layed one during the show.
     
  8. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No worries LOL i get it tho - i cant fin it now but there is actually a whole thread that talks about that - its very imformative i will send if i can find it!
     
  9. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I know exactly what you mean. Some folks take this way too seriously! I have both pure ameraucanas and EEs and I love 'em all. Ok, first off all ameraucanas originally come from EEs. An EE is basically a mutt bird (like me, lol) that carries the blue egg and pea comb gene. An EE can lay any color egg, blue, green, pink, brown... An ameraucana should lay a blue or blue/green egg.
    Both have pea combs. Ameraucanas must conform to the standards which means slate/black colored legs (EEs usually have green legs but this varies), bay eyes, standard colors (some of which have not been accepted by the APA, like lavenders), have beards and muffs... I have black and wheaten ameraucanas and none of them lay a perfectly blue egg. My EEs however are definitely grenn layers except for the couple that lay a brown egg.
    Since all ameraucanas are originally from EEs they all have the potential to lay an egg that is not blue, even though the blue gene is dominate, because all it takes to get a recessive gene to pop up is for both parents to carry the recessive gene and all ameraucanas do. Maybe most breeders are so touchy because they know that their birds are not perfect yet (as a breed I mean). That's why I like them though, they are a challenge. [​IMG] Here's a link that has more info (+ more links to even more info). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ameraucana
    Hope
    this helps! [​IMG]

    Thank you for this explanation. It is very helpful. I have a question. I was told my "Ameraucana" was really an EE, which I fully believe the experts on here. I would love to know why on her. She has blackish gray legs, not green, but she lays olive eggs. (Does laying olive eggs make her an EE)

    Here is her picture. Again I believe the experts, I would just like to know what about her makes her an EE not Ameraucana. Does that make sense?

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  10. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Babyrnlc, By all appearances she does look exactly like my pb blue Ameraucana hen. The fact that she lays an olive egg just means that she is not perfect by their standard. Seriously doubt that she is the only one that doesn't lay blue eggs but if you can get a roo that was hatched from a blue egg to mate her with then the offspring will get you started in the right direction.
     

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