First time poster, long time reader ;)
I got our chicks last Tuesday, the 3rd (from MPC), some shown herel and all doing great.
I grew up with chickens but it's been far long enough that I don't remember nuances of raising chicks. Nonetheless, I am thoroughly enjoying reliving the experience.
Anyhoo, I have two EE's (no experience with EE) in our mix. The size & stature difference is NUTS and truly that's all that intrigues me! I intend to keep it regardless but take a look....
Center bird (second from left) in question, same day EE pullet to the right
Bird on the right; for size value when it stands tall it will peck at the top waterer jar (pictured above) that is 1" raised
Behavior is classic cocky to me, aloof, watchful, quiet, - but I don't know this breed OR even how chickens are bred to behave these days.
Granted I;m going off my Grandfathers words of wisdom being -- "I don't know what chicken you got but if it acts like a dog it's a hen and if it acts like a cat it's a roo. If it acts like a dog and then starts talking, get rid of it." hahaha
So weigh in & enjoy. I will add pics as Tempe/Timmy grows. Thanks all!