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Follow along to see how Smudge grows up

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I love this thread and thought I would add my EE's to the mix. My babies are 4 weeks old today, but I truly think I will wind up with 5 out of 7 cockerels. Not very good odds. I am questioning this one's color/pattern. The wings are very uniform and the chest is coming in a very light cream color with a light cream/pale brown flecks further down the chest. I was shocked when I realized the chest was so light. I will post baby, 2 week, 19 days, and 4 weeks. As he/she develops, I'll add to the post.

 

Smudge as a baby: (in the middle) has always been a washed out brown color with willow-y legs.

 

Smudge at 2 weeks:

 

 

Smidge at 19 days:

 

 

Smudge 4 weeks (current):

 

 

Is this pattern typical of pullets? The comb is pinker than I like, but it's only one row of peas.

post #2 of 5

First off I think smudge is adorable! As for gender, EEs are mixes so there isn't really a standard for the coloring of females vs. males but pullets tend to have a more consistent pattern compared to males (but then again they are mixes so you never know!). 

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Thanks for looking! I actually meant to post this in the EE thread which shows them as they develop. I'm a dork and hit "new thread" instead of post a reply. Please forgive me for the duplication.

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Originally Posted by kharmon320 View Post
 

Thanks for looking! I actually meant to post this in the EE thread which shows them as they develop. I'm a dork and hit "new thread" instead of post a reply. Please forgive me for the duplication.

No your fine :) You can start your thread and update as they grow if you wish (as well as post in the EE thread). 


Edited by Chicken Girl1 - 5/29/16 at 3:41pm
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Here's a 5 week collage. If the comb weren't pink, I would really think this is a pullet. Can't wait to see how he/she develops.

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