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Does this little girl look like an Easter egger to you?

post #1 of 11
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And can someone post a pic of there hen now if it looked like this when it was a chick.



http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/60685_06-12-10_070.jpg

post #2 of 11

It's possible.  Are her legs kind of greenish compared to the other chicks?  I don't have a picture of my EE at 1 day old, but here is one of her at around 3-4 weeks old. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/31803_003.jpg

And here are a couple when she was full grown.  She did not give me the coveted blue/green egg, but gave me a nice light cream colored egg.  Her chipmunk style sisters give me the blue/green eggs.  Sadly, she was killed by a hawk at Christmas time.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/31803_231.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/31803_046.jpg
Notice the muffs and beard on her?  That is a typical EE look...but since EE's are crosses, I'm not sure that all of them carry this trait (although all three of mine did).

Wife to a wonderful man, mother of a college girl and a high school boy, "mistress" to 1 golden retriever, 2 cats, and 15 chickens (My "girls" include 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Dominiques, 2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Jersey Giant, 1 Speckled Sussex,  2 Golden Laced Wyandottes from 2009 and the new 2010 babies, 1 more EE and 2 Welsummers)
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Wife to a wonderful man, mother of a college girl and a high school boy, "mistress" to 1 golden retriever, 2 cats, and 15 chickens (My "girls" include 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Dominiques, 2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Jersey Giant, 1 Speckled Sussex,  2 Golden Laced Wyandottes from 2009 and the new 2010 babies, 1 more EE and 2 Welsummers)
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post #3 of 11

That looks like an EE to me because of the green legs, but I haven't had one like that so I can't show any pics.  She's cute though! thumbsup

post #4 of 11

Do all EE's have green legs? I got a batch of assorted pullets form the hatchery and I am trying to figure out what they all are!

I live in Central Maine on a small 1 acre "farm". I have a variety of hens, both standards and bantams. I just got a small incubator and want to start hatching some eggs!
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I live in Central Maine on a small 1 acre "farm". I have a variety of hens, both standards and bantams. I just got a small incubator and want to start hatching some eggs!
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post #5 of 11

The color of the legs definitely do sick out.

If she is an EE she's gonna be one pretty lady! smile

College Student and mom to two cats [Oscar and Delilah], two Russian Tortoises [Andre and Flora], Two standard Cochins, one White Leghorn, Black Silkie, Delaware, and a Cinnamon Queen. And one totally amazing boyfriend [Jeremy] of 4yrs who has been converted into a chicken lover.
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College Student and mom to two cats [Oscar and Delilah], two Russian Tortoises [Andre and Flora], Two standard Cochins, one White Leghorn, Black Silkie, Delaware, and a Cinnamon Queen. And one totally amazing boyfriend [Jeremy] of 4yrs who has been converted into a chicken lover.
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post #6 of 11
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newchicksnducks No because i have 3 other brown easter eggers that have alot greener legs.


Edited by I-Have-Happy-Hens - 6/21/10 at 5:04pm
post #7 of 11

Oh, she's very pretty. My EEs did not have the muff when they were babies and their legs were kind of golden with brownish mottling. But by the time they were three weeks old they definitely had the green legs. I've heard that not all EEs have the green legs.

Yours seems to have the golden legs -- they will likely turn green. She has a darkish T on her head... I wonder what that will develop into as she gets older? You'll have to show us more pictures of her as she grows.

Jenny

They took the girl out of the country -- what were they THINKING?

Mama to 4 pretty pretty Cochin hens -- Louisa, Brigitta, Harriet and Frangelica and Georgianna (now Georgie) who crowed!!!!
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They took the girl out of the country -- what were they THINKING?

Mama to 4 pretty pretty Cochin hens -- Louisa, Brigitta, Harriet and Frangelica and Georgianna (now Georgie) who crowed!!!!
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post #8 of 11

Here are my three EEs as babies. Mine all had very pronounced puffy cheeks when they were little and while the cheeks have slimmed down a bit, they are still there.
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt105/jennic_photos/EEcheeks.jpg

And here is the one on the left at a month old. Notice the legs appeared pinkish as babies and turned very dark green within a few weeks. Their necks all appear fuller than most chickens.
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt105/jennic_photos/P1030620.jpg

Jenni; wife, mom to 3 girls, animal lover, middle school administrator
updated 6/16/11: 57 chickens, 9 guineas, 1 peacock, 3 ducks, 10 barn cats, 6 dogs, 9 horses, 2 bunnies, 1 ornamental box turtle (I think I got them all)
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Jenni; wife, mom to 3 girls, animal lover, middle school administrator
updated 6/16/11: 57 chickens, 9 guineas, 1 peacock, 3 ducks, 10 barn cats, 6 dogs, 9 horses, 2 bunnies, 1 ornamental box turtle (I think I got them all)
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post #9 of 11

She looks a lot like the two little EE bantams I have!  thumbsup   Very cute!

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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post #10 of 11

Check out this thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=308323

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if she is an EE, please keep us posted as she grows. I love seeing how they change and wish more EEs were listed.

NO not all EEs have green legs. I have a yellow legged partridge color. I have a white one that started with yellow legs and now has green. The leg color can change as they grow.

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
Henry David Thoreau
Stacy ~ I love my fiance, 3 boys, 2 dogs and 4 EE hens
Animal behavior college certified dog trainer
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To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
Henry David Thoreau
Stacy ~ I love my fiance, 3 boys, 2 dogs and 4 EE hens
Animal behavior college certified dog trainer
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