I hope maybe it means they will start laying sooner and lay a lot. I actually just sort of randomly wanted chickens again (I've wanted them for years but go through periods where I want them, want to wait, want them again, etc.) except that this time I finally actually ordered them. but then I read an article or some blurb right after that mentioned what you said and how the common time for chicks is spring but that a lot of experienced people will get them in the fall for that exact reason whereas spring chicks start laying right when it gets dark and cold, etc. Etc. So I'm hoping it's true and we get lots of eggs
Yours look great! How did you get to pick yours? You picked them up in person at the store I'm guessing? I just looked through all 4 pages of that link posted above and there does seem to be a bit more variety than I had thought but it also seems like several chicks either looked identical to chicks in previous groups (each page is a different set of chicks) or just like their hatch mates. Like there were different colors but also several common colors and patterns it seems. Sooo. I'm hoping I get a different looking one. But if not it will be okay and maybe will still be different, just subtle like being lighter or something.
They're such a cute breed.
I love the genetics. there's so many cool colors and patterns both in EEs and other breeds (Orpingtons have some awesome colors as can Wyandottes) and EEs especially seem to be a mish mash sometimes. like going through that site, some of the birds wound up with such interesting colors or looked like someone just threw several patterns on them. Like they'd have a lighter neck or different lacing, completely different lacing and color on the chest, back different, different tail etc., like this one was literally 4 completely different looking colors and patterns and not really blended. AND. Often chicks will look one way then grow up completely different. Or will look the same as a sibling then wind up completely different or vice versa (looking different then the same). It's all so interesting to me. I'm sure in EEs it's the mixed heritage but still so interesting. And it seems to me like even though they may be different colors or shades or patterns and easy to tell apart, there are certain patterns and colors that are common for the breed, even if two birds may be different variations of one. It's interesting. I think I'd like to eventually add more and see the difference in them. It's so much fun having a sort of unpredictable bird and not knowing whereas pure breds you know exactly what to expect.