Originally Posted by GitaBooks
Originally Posted by Wickedchicken6
Hey...you took my hen!
Pretty girls. Seriously...love your white hen!!! I have an EE I bought as a chick that looks just like yours with the random black throughout. Only one I have like that. I hope she gives me chicks that look just like her. I don't think I'll be lucky enough to get the blue eggs. Nice that your girls are laying blue!!
She looks like my Dalmatians. I think its the same color genetics as found in Paint Silkies, if that helps you guess what the chicks will turn out like.
Easter Eggers have to be one of my favorites. Yours are GORGEOUS!
All three are of my pullet, Dodie (named after the author of 101 Dalmatians)
Somehow I missed your post last night...I'm sorry about that!!
That's very interesting about the color as well, I love paint Silkies (well paint anything...lol) so yes, very helpful...thank you!
The getting of Easter Eggers was not really planned, so I'm can't take any credit there...lol. I had just wanted a few yard chickens and I got 1 pair of EEs with the assortment of chickens that were being given away. I've since become addicted to incubating and well...here I am. I just happened to replace the predated stock with EE chicks that are lay green/pink/tan eggs. My own pair lay blue and every one of them has been as tough as nails. I'm beyond impressed! With 30 years of breeding and genetics under my belt...I can't wait to develop the flock I have in my head.
Dodie, I love that!! Very fitting. She's beautiful...her comb reminds me of some of the combs on my Silkie crosses. Are all of your Dalmatians spotted? I'm not as familiar with the breed, but they can come as solids too?