What breeds make up the EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dianneS, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if anyone knows what breeds are typically used to make the EE hybrid?
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    A blue egg laying breed and anything else [​IMG]
     
  3. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think Ameraucana's mostly. You are only suposed to breed certain colors with each other. Easter eggers are when you mix up the colors and start getting mutts. Still a chicken still lays just as good! I love them
     
  4. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] love my EE's have 40 in incubator
     
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  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:From what I understand about Quechua and hatcheries, this isn't true. The EE's that you typically get from Hatcheries (and what most people buy) are closer to the original "Quechua" they brought up - mixed with production birds sometimes. Ameraucanas were bred from the Quechua stock, but those EE's from hatcheries were not bred from the Ameraucanas.

    You don't get your typical EE stock from mixing Ameraucana colors together. [​IMG]
     
  6. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    Quote:From what I understand about Quechua and hatcheries, this isn't true. The EE's that you typically get from Hatcheries (and what most people buy) are closer to the original "Quechua" they brought up - mixed with production birds sometimes. Ameraucanas were bred from the Quechua stock, but those EE's from hatcheries were not bred from the Ameraucanas.

    You don't get your typical EE stock from mixing Ameraucana colors together. [​IMG]

    yes most hachery EE are the origanl mutt stock from south america AMERAUCANAS where breed from that stock into the AMERAUCANA
     
  7. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never even heard of the Quechua? I'll have to google that one!
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You won't get much on it. I only see one photo of them in google images, of them drinking blood - and they are crossed with production type birds. You will get more if you search for it here on BYC.

    From what I understand, they are rare and a 'type' instead of an actual breed. They basically roam free in South America.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Any bird whose ancestor laid a blue egg. There is no "typical" about it.

    Araucanas and Ameraucanas were developed from several South American breeds that were imported into the US in the early part of the 20th century. For many years there was disagreement about what characteristics to breed towards. Araucanas were recognised first, and a number of years later ameraucanas.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You won't get much on it. I only see one photo of them in google images, of them drinking blood - and they are crossed with production type birds. You will get more if you search for it here on BYC.

    From what I understand, they are rare and a 'type' instead of an actual breed. They basically roam free in South America.

    They are a breed. You can look on the araucana or ameraucana club websites or feathersite, and find plenty of information.

    http://www.araucana.net/araucana_history.htm
    http://www.ameraucana.org/history.html


    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Rapa/BRKRapanui.html
     

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