Axl the EE

By kahlua, Dec 29, 2012 | Updated: Feb 5, 2013 | | |
  1. kahlua
    Axl was hatched out from some eggs I bought on ebay. It was my first time successfully hatching eggs, and I was thrilled to have 10 little ones hatch!

    Here he is on the left...straight out of the incubator.



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    A little older here - it's becoming more obvious that he's a boy - and I didn't intend to keep any boys from this hatch - but he was really cool looking so I held onto him.


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    Feathered out...
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    Here he is at about 7 months old...I'm very happy I kept him. He turned out gorgeous, and he's such a good roo. Very sweet to the girls (and protective of them), but neutral to me.


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    One of my favorite pictures...I snuck in close while he was taking a dust bath!


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    And here are two of his hatchmates...this is Rue...


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    And her sister...


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  1. country chicks
    Such a joy just looking at them
  2. kahlua
    In the hatch, there were 10 chicks, and 6 of those were boys. I kept three roos - two solid white, and Axl. The two whites were unfortunately killed in the same predator attack as the white sister.
    There were 2 blue and red boys, which I gave to a member on this forum. I'm not sure if they had Axl's lacing, I gave them away before their lacing would have really developed. Unfortunately they were also killed a few months later.
    There was also a red and white roo that I sold to someone locally along with a group of pullets, but I never heard from them after they bought the chickens.
    One of Axl's sisters (the blue one on the bottom) does show some lacing, so I think she's split for lacing.
  3. Bogtown Chick
    He and his hatchmates are amazing. Photos are fabulous too!
  4. kitmarlowescot2
    Beautiful EE rooster and hens, sorry to hear that his white sister was killed. If you were able to find a home or sale any of brothers, how did they turn out as roosters ? I hope they turned out to be as good as rooster as Axel.
  5. Fluffballs
    Wow! Gorgeous chickens!
  6. 4BOWChickens
    Sooo Pretty!!!!
  7. sophiesmith
  8. thecochincoop
    would you be able to pm me the info where you got them I would LOVE a splash laced red EE!
  9. thecochincoop
    I love these pics!
  10. Gino1126
    He was just crowned Mr. Universe 2013!!!!
  11. ZooSD
    Beautiful!
  12. aaronisloan
    WWWWWWWWWWWWWW! AWWWWWWSOME! CUTE!
  13. rocketmail
    I could possibly be getting some EE/Game hens they are beautiful!
  14. Chickenfan4life
    I thought the dustbath pic was absolutely hilarious! ROFL
  15. Baymule
    Wow! What a beautiful bird. Even my DH thought he was gorgeous!
  16. kimmie6067
    He sure is handsome! I had a cool looking EE roo he was black and white but not a nice roo to me or the girls so he had to go.
  17. roostersandhens
  18. WhitWhit
    Axl is as pretty as any rooster as I have ever seen! I'd order eggs from that person if I knew who it was.
  19. chickletteSarge
    awesome pics!!!! love the head shot!
  20. country chicks
    Love the pics
  21. chickenbusiness
    He is a beautiful rooster.
  22. myyardgirls
    beautiful birds... know some of these could make BYC publications..the close up is a spectacular shot...
  23. kisslerclucks
    Beautiful, beautiful,beautiful chickens!!!!
  24. CHICKEN CRAZY1
    You have some very pretty chickens!
  25. puravidatricia
    All the pictures are beautiful, the one with the snow as a background is my favorite.
  26. vanderlander
    EEs are the best. In my opinion one of the most beautiful chickens in the world.
  27. soldonold
    They are all beautiful!! And very impressive hatching ebay eggs! You sound like a proud chicken parent!
  28. nhammer
    My EE hen, Samantha, would be in love with him, too bad my town doesn't allow roosters!
  29. Farmin Momma
    I agree with everyone here. You have beautiful birds, I wish I had some that looked like they do. Good job on the pictures to.
  30. Chickens R Us
    Beautiful colors.
  31. Sally Sunshine
    Great pics!!
  32. honeybunny
    So gorgeous! Amazing birds, you are so lucky to have them!
  33. ChickenCrazy8
    Gorgeous birds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  34. Yay Chicks!
    Oh, I love that close up pic!
  35. kahlua
    Three of Axl's hatchmates were also white...I kept one of the girls because she was super sweet, but she was eaten by a predator over the summer :(
  36. ellymayRans
    All beautiful! Very lucky. My EE is all white! She's a doll and lays the most beautiful blue eggs but .. all white!?!? O well
  37. kahlua
    Thanks so much everyone, this means a lot to me!!!
  38. aoxa
    Best pic of week in a long time! Beautiful pictures!
  39. soler
    he really is a stunner!
  40. NDchickens
    Beautiful birds!
  41. country chicks
    What a good looking boy
  42. Chickenfan4life
    Congrats on POW! Beautiful pictures, too!
  43. elsfieldchickens
  44. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process.
  45. sussexmarans
    Wow the dust bath photo deserves POW
  46. Mr MKK FARMS
    He is Beautiful!!
  47. chickenpooplady
    Beautiful flock and great pics!
  48. lesliedow
    wait...I have to ask... do you have a Rose, too?
  49. lesliedow
    Wow, he is beautiful! I also didn't intend to keep any roos but just love how proud and protective they are.
  50. willowbranchfarm

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