We have added a few 20 week pullets in our little backyard flock and we got our first egg from one yesterday. Yay! But whose is it? Our suspects are an Easter Egger or 2 Legbar – breeds both new to me. The culprit will eventually reveal themselves but was hoping for some help with the educated guessing game from people who have EE or Legbars. I checked under their skirts for evidence, but couldn’t tell who deserved an extra treat!
No squatting behavior has shown up so I’m stumped. The color seems to be an EE but I’ve also read that Legbar sometime can start out on the green side and then become more blue with age. Looking at their combs I wouldn’t have thought ANY of them were about to lay. The EE’s comb is very small and pink, but when I search images it seems like a lot of EE have more pinkish than red combs. If I had to choose one based on comb size and color it would be our larger Legbar.
Can you help me with your guess? EE or Legbar? It is shown next to a mature Orpington egg.