why EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by klf73, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    this is just a random question, BUT why is the first thing everyone calls a chick an EE? I have been checking out a lot of these posts and the first ID (or close to it) someone calls it an EE(especially the chipmunk striped ones)? [​IMG]
    EE is not a catch all [​IMG]
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
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    Quote:Yeah for sure...it seems as though some people think EE means just any barnyard mutt.
     
  3. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    Well, technically, the definition is:
    Easter Egger From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    An Easter Egger is any chicken that possesses the "blue egg" gene, but doesn't fully meet any breed description as defined in the American Poultry Association (APA) and/or the American Bantam Association (ABA) standards. The name derives from the resemblance of their colorful eggs to Easter eggs.
    Often confused with the rare, pure breeds of Araucana and Ameraucana, the majority of chickens in laying flocks that lay blue or green eggs are Easter Eggers. Even if a bird meets an APA or ABA Standard of Perfection breed description, but doesn't meet a variety description, or breed true at least 50% of the time, it is technically considered an Easter Egger. These chickens also may exhibit the muffs and beards similar to the Araucana and Ameraucana.

    so we could start making a difference between mixed breeds and mixed breeds with the blue egg gene but everyone is so confused all ready!
     
  4. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    or the answer is just so Hatcheries can sell chicks. he he he
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    if it has green legs= it must be an EE
    if it has a beard/muff= it must be an EE
    it has chipmunk stripes= it must be an EE

    I just don't think it benefits anyone by just calling any bird an EE.

    green legs can result from a cross of a yellow legged bird to a darker shanked bird

    beards occur in other breeds....D'anver, D'uccle, Faverolles, Houdans,

    chipmunk stripes also occur in many other breeds.....welsummer, barnevelder, OEG, etc......
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Because people are scared to say "mutt..."
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:I am not referring to the hatcheries, just when someone asking for help to ID their new chicks, one of the first answers are usually "it's an EE"

    I love this site, it would help a lot of people identify their chicks, and there are links to feathersite under the pics of the birds.
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:Here! Here!!!

    I'll say it: "Mutt." There. I feel better already! [​IMG]
     
  9. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    We could call them designer birds with hybrid vigor.
    Quote:Here! Here!!!

    I'll say it: "Mutt." There. I feel better already! [​IMG]
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    And sell them for $600 a piece!
     

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