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post #1 of 9
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I traded one of my ducks for a few from what I know Easter eggers chickens... But I don't know the breed and one looks a little different than the other too and I'm wondering if it is a boy...


post #2 of 9

I see EE pullets/hens in the photos - no cockerels/roosters to be found.  How old were they reported to be?  The rougher looking one may be going through a molt.

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post #3 of 9
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They are all she said a year or older... Two of them look the same but the one I wasn't sure about had more feathers around its head and neck and it's back feathers weren't as rounded as the other... It could be mauling but I just wasn't sure if it could be a rooster.. I know the pics aren't great
post #4 of 9

I agree all pullets...with the bearded one most definitely an EE.

 

EE's are not a breed...which means there is no standard and no genetic stability that creates like birds from like birds (a recognizable breed).

 

EE's are hybrids, or mix breeds, which means no two are the same as the genes tumble through the punnett squares since an EE is simply Ameraucana (beard/muff) or Araucana (ear tufts) on one side and any other breed on the other...that makes for a lot of diversity.

 

The one bird with beard/muff definitely is EE. The others may also be, but an EE bred to an EE or another bird dilutes the genes even more and the Ameraucna beard/muff (and blue eggs) drops away.

 

LofMc


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 11/4/15 at 9:07pm
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #5 of 9

They're all female.

 

If you look at the actual shape of the feather, it's rounded. The coloring is an optical illusion that makes it look pointed.

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post #6 of 9

EE pullets.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #7 of 9
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Thank you all for your responses... I already have way to many rooster at the moment I would be sad if I had another... I guess I now need to figure our what rooster to breed them with or get another rooster. I have road island reds, white tetra tint, barred rock, and buff Orpington ... Not sure if any of them would ok mixes
post #8 of 9

Easter Egger females.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #9 of 9

EE girls

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