What breed are my new girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ebear82, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. ebear82

    ebear82 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got these 2 yesterday. One is laying blue-green eggs, and the other I'm not sure yet. What are they? Thanks!

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  2. bigchickenman

    bigchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is Easter Eggers,I have some that look just like those.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Easter Eggers!!! you will have to post pics of their eggs!
     
  4. ebear82

    ebear82 Out Of The Brooder

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    So does Easter Eggers mean Auracana, or does it just mean a cross-bred chicken that lays green eggs? I've been reading posts and trying to figure this out, but I"m still confused.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Easter egger is a cross bred chicken that usually lay blue or green eggs. (although I understand they can lay any color)
     
  6. ClairedeLune

    ClairedeLune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably Easter Eggers.
     
  7. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    just FYI, Auracanas are rumpless
     
  8. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:An EE is a mutt chicken. It doesn't conform to any standard chicken breed. The way you get an EE is it has to be half Auracana or Ameracauna. Both Auracana and Ameracauna lay a blue egg. That is how you get EEs that will lay a blue/green egg. They have that half of the blue egg gene. So the Auracana (rumpless meaning no tail) and the Ameracauna are purebreds. An EE is a chicken with one parent being either an Auracana or Ameracauna and the other parent being a different breed.

    Hope that helps a little with trying to figure it out. There is a post somewhere that explains it even better...
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Just to add to what was already said, a EE (Easter Egger) doesn't have to be a cross bred but most of the time they are.. Here is a link on how the Ameraucana Club describes a EE.
    http://www.ameraucana.org/faq.html#TWO

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010
  10. ebear82

    ebear82 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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