What are EE's?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by usmchomesteader, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. usmchomesteader

    usmchomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it is probably obvious to everyone else, but what are EE's? Thanks in advance for any responses....Bob P., N.E. FLA
     
  2. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's are Easter Eggers.
    The colored egg layers for those that want blue or green eggs.
    Sometimes called americana (sp)
     
  3. foREVer

    foREVer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's are Easter Eggers, chickens who have the ability to lay blue-green eggs, and who's feathers come in every coloration possible.

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    My white and brown EE roo

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    An EE hen of mine invading the picture

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    Spanky, Another of my EE hens
     
  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    They can lay pretty much any color egg
     
  5. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs are NOT Ameraucanas, however. EEs are a mix of any breed, and may be half Ameraucana, but are NOT Ameraucana. They are NOT Araucana, either.
     
  6. farmboy1

    farmboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you go to the Americauna breeders club it says the same thing.
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  7. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    The actual breed is spelled Ameraucana, not Americana.

    Two standardized breeds of blue egg layers are the Araucana and the Ameraucana, while the Easter Egger is a mutt that has no standardization. It can have any color feathers, any comb, lay blue/green/brown/etc. eggs, any leg color. No hatchery actually sells Araucanas or Ameraucanas, they only sell Easter Eggers under false names.
     

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