What is an EE?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by codybird, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have looked everywhere and cannot figure this out.

    Probably staring me in the face but I give up.
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Egger
     
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    EE = Easter Egger chicken.

    These are considered "mutts" by most people, as they are a combination of Araucanas or Ameraucanas and other breeds. EEs generally have muffs and beards and tails and lay eggs that are green, blue, pink, lavender, or brown (hence the Easter Egger name). EEs are what you get from large hatcheries or feed stores that generally call them "ameraucanas" or "araucanas." They are improperly labeled.

    Ameraucanas and Araucanas are quite rare purebred birds that you must get from a breeder. Araucanas are tailless and tufted and lay blue eggs only. Ameraucanas are bearded and muffed and tailed and lay green eggs.
     
  4. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    p.s. many people LOVE EEs. Other people think they are worthless mutts. I have six of them myself and I think they are great. Hardy, friendly, many different colors of feathers, and they lay many colors of eggs - what's not to like?
     
  5. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.

    I can die happy.

    Now I'm going to post somewhere and try to use EE in a sentence.
     
  6. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    True Ameraucanas lay blue eggs. That is what the American Standard of Perfection for poultry calls for...



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  7. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    my bad. I apologize about the egg color. You're right. Ameraucanas and Araucanas lay blue eggs.

    EEs lay green most often, but also blue, pink, lavender, and brown.
     

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