What do EE's look like?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rooster0209, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    I am new to the chickens. I have figured out alot of the abbreviations, like RIR. I have Aericauna (sp?), bantum, cochin crosses now. (maybe barred rock my the specs on a few of them)

    But what is an EE and what do they look like?

    I swapped some guiena eggs for some EE's. Just want to know what they look like.
     
  2. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Go up to the search engine and type in Easter Egger. You will find lots of posts. They all turn out different, they might look similar to another, but rarely the same. The are a mixed breed between an Ameraucana and another breed (what ever it might be)
    Check it out and see what you can find. I am sure someone will post some pics for you , but I have none that are adults, so I cant help you much in the way of pics!!
     
  3. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    Thanks for the info. I looked at what buff orp is and they are pretty. I know what the Americauna/arecauna's are. So, cool. Should be a good mix to start with and add to my mixes already.

    I have 13 now. my first ever chickens
     
  4. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    rooster0209 - So you swapped eggs for something you'd never heard of?

    Now THAT'S trust in the forum (assuming you traded with a BYC forum member). ; - )
     
  5. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    I love Easter Eggers. We have 5 week old EE's and they are the friendliest in the bunch. They are so cute with their puffy cheeks and trademark greenish color legs. I am still trying to figure out how to post pictures on here or else I would have sent you some pictures. We are looking foward to seeing their green/blue eggs as well. You will love them.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    You'll love EE's! Mine are awesome layers - I get 5-6 eggs per week when they're up to speed, and the eggs are so gorgeous!

    Here's a pic of my favorite EE, Sissy:
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    Here's Blondie (she's quite "fluffy")"
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    A cute pic of Doodoo and Sissy:
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    Lastly, a young Halle:
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  7. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The biggest collection of EE photos all in one place (that I know of) is the Feathersite's page on them:

    http://feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Arau/BRKEaster.html

    They have no standard, so feather colors and patterns can be just about anything. The majority are bearded/muffed to some degree, though not always. Legs can also be any color, but the most common colors seem to be willow & slate. Body types vary, but most are a medium size & weight. Many but not all will lay blueish or greenish eggs.

    They are great for egg-laying and pets, but can't be shown as they have no breed standard.
     
  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Quote:Yes I have 7 buff orps!! LOVE them! You will have a nice mix!!! My EE is only 7 weeks but is going to a new home tonight. I wanted girls..bummer.
    Good luck with all your babies!! Lets see some pics soon!!!



    Wynette- I LOVE BLONDIE!! That is just the cutest face!!


    Great suggestion Anne, I forgot about feathersite!!
     
  9. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wow Wynette love the pictures! I love Sissy and hope one of my 3 EE turn out as fluffy as blondie!
     
  10. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Lucy one of my hens


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    This Cinamon and Penny

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    This is Ethel

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    As you can see they all look just a bit different from each other I have one more but she is so shy and it is hard to get her but she looks like Penny with a darker head. My EE's are crazy and not very friendly unless you have food! My Buffs are completely the oppisite and they will let you hold and pet them. I adore the buff girls here are a couple of them-

    this is Tallula

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    and this is Dixie-

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