What kind of EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by robat70, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. robat70

    robat70 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have two EEs, at least one of which is laying at 5 months. We were told that they were Araucanas, but they don't look like these. So what do we have here, other than two beautiful girls.

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  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    You are right, they are Easter Eggers. EE's are a mixed breed that hatcheries sell under the name Americana or Araucana. That is why some people get confused.

    Real Araucanas are tailless, tufted and lay blue eggs. Standard Ameraucanas have muffs and beards, slate colored legs, and tails and they lay only blue eggs. They come in just a few standard colors. EE's can be a variety of colors.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You have Easter eggers. That's the "kind", just pretty, nice birds that usually lay blue or green eggs.
     
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  6. robat70

    robat70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you x1, x2, x3.
    And, Donrae they are beautiful chickens.

    When I enquired about the chicks and they said Arauacana, I specifically asked if they meant Easter Egger...

    Don't really care, they're great, just wanted to get it straight. It's probably better that they're more mixed heritage.
     

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