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What is an EE?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by waggis, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. waggis

    waggis Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I am a noob, so don't give me a hard time. I have seen this in a number of posts what does EE stand for?

    thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
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    stands for Easter Egger, a type of chicken
     
  3. Loco Ken

    Loco Ken Out Of The Brooder

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    .....and lays green or blue eggs, or a color variant of green or blue. Beautiful birds, too!
     
  4. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Waggis when I first joined byc i wondered what a EE was too. So you aint no noob [​IMG]
    I presumed it was a hybrid of a araucana, is this true??
     
  5. waggis

    waggis Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. [​IMG] We have one Araucana she lays blue-green eggs. We only got her on the weekend at an auction. I have never heard of an Easter Egger before, maybe they are more common in the US. I am in Australia. At least I know now!
     
  6. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if they are only in America as I had never heard of them in Scotland!
     
  7. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    They aren't called EE's in Australia. They are called mutts/hybrids.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Okay to clear things up here - For people outside America, an Easter Egger is what American hatcheries made while destroying the Ameraucana name in the process. [​IMG] It is basically a mutt who's parents, grandparents, or great grandparents was an Ameraucana. (and sometimes, but rarely, an Araucana)

    For people inside America - It is a mutt bird who lays colored eggs and is sold by hatcheries, feedstores, or "breeders" who just get their stock from hatcheries. If any of the following sources sells you an Ameraucana - It's actually an Easter Egger. Ameraucanas must be bought from a reputable breeder who knows the difference. [​IMG]
     

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