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True EE definition

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Roxannemc, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonder what is true definition of an EE
    A hen that lays a colored egg?
    a chicken hatched from Amercanana or Aruacana and another breed .colored egg layer or not?
    A chick born of an EE and another breed? Are they EE?
    Anybody know for sure?
    I have some EE hens that are crossing with a few other pure breeds.Can a chick when grown from a green egg layer lay a colored egg too?
     
  2. EEs aren't real breeds, so there's not a true definition and it will change by people.

    IMO, it's a chicken that has ameracauna or aracauna in its background. That being said, not all EEs lay green or blue eggs. But it's a mutt with ameracauna or aracauna in its past.
     
  3. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the EE America's most common landrace breed?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree, there is no definition because they're not standard. Each person can have a different definition.
     
  5. enola

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    Pretty good definition....
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    Easter eggers are mutts.......
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    But really, aren't the Swedish Flower hens? There's no standard for them, their looks are all over the place, but folks call them a landrace breed.
     
  8. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the fact is, they may not be an accepted breed, and thus not have standards to meet, but the mutt part bothers me. The majority of the chickens in this world don't meet the standards of their "breed", and are pretty much mutts. There are breeds that come in multiple colors, SFHs for example. And there are many breeds that have numerous accepted colors. If you cross two different colored wyandottes, it is still a wyandotte, just doesn't meet standards color wise. EEs are a breed, and in part, are not mutts. That said, not having standards, then no boundaries, it is hard to say what is or isn't an EE.
    I like the land race title, but it really bothers Americana breeders to give in to anything, I think it is somehow threatening, since their breed came from the same ancestry, and is miss called to their dismay. But EEs come as close to being Americanas as do hatchery RIRs to heritage RIRs.
    I would vote hatchery Americana, but don't want to start a war.
     
  9. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so called Easter Eggers I would assume they laid colored eggs why the name but they dont have to?only need to have Amercauna or Arcauna someplace in their background.Hum .Well that does give lots of leeway.Thanks all.
     
  10. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant get past that a say Brahma can be the way i understand it.... not judged by their parents breed but if they pass all the standards of the Brahma breed shoulld look like.. they ARE that breed..or am i wrong
     
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