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What is the difference between an EE and a Araucana?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dandydoodle, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    I thought EE was a nickname for Araucana. I think I have learned that it actually means something different. I am not sure what it means though. Does it just mean they are not a pure breed.

    Thanks for the help,

  2. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:For the most part yes.

    What are Easter Egg chickens? By Ameraucana Breeders Club http://www.ameraucana.org/

    The Ameraucana Breeders Club defines an Easter Egg chicken or Easter Egger as any chicken that possesses the blue egg gene, but doesn’t fully meet any breed descriptions as defined in the APA and/or ABA standards. Further, even if a bird meets an Ameraucana standard breed description, but doesn’t meet a variety description or breed true at least 50% of the time it is considered an Easter Egg chicken.

    Most EE's that you will get from a hatchery are going to be a cross of any number of breeds and will come in any color, with any type of comb, any color legs and will lay any color egg.

    *Note, "Ameraucana", "Americana", "Araucana", and "Easter Egg Chickens" that come from a hatchery are all a Easter Egger's, "EE"*

    Big Feather Farm (From here on BYC) made a good video about this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjs9eraUPPA

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

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