4 week old EE's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ki4got, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    I know they're mixed breed but wondering what color they fall under?

    the first looks barred, but it's black and brown. slower to feather than the rest too. thoughts?
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    next is a cute black and white. what color do you think it'll be?
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    the last 2, no idea. thoughts or suggestions?
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    also any thoughts on sex? i'm hoping [​IMG] the barred and black & white are hens, but my luck they're not.

    they're from shipped eggs, so no idea what the parents are either. but all the eggs were blue/green
     
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not sure on the first one.

    Second one.. here's its double:
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    The one on the left in the last picture also has a double on my place. Her color is called Silver Duckwing:
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    Also not quite sure on the one on the right in that picture.

    So far they all look like pullets. But 4 weeks is a bit early to be sure. [​IMG]
     
  3. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last one on the right, the reddish one, looks similar to what mine looked like at that age.

    This is now..

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    This is a little over a month ago

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  4. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    Quote:thanks for the info on the first, but actually, no, the second one you posted is not a silver duckwing...
    here's a pic of cockerel (left) and pullet (right) silver duckwing... (aka silver grey dorking)
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    and as adults
    the hen (my oegb)
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    and my roo (dorking)
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  5. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    Quote:ok thanks... that gives me some ideas. 8) i'm not likely to do anything with them before they're fully feathered anyways, but you know...

    who ever said 'curiosity killed the cat' never encountered cows before... LOL or chickens for that matter.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the white and black one could also have red come in on it if it turns out to be a roo when grown. the redish brown could turn out mostly red with hints of black or have a barred to pencled looks (just a guess) as they are ee's they can turn into any color.
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:thanks for the info on the first, but actually, no, the second one you posted is not a silver duckwing...
    here's a pic of cockerel (left) and pullet (right) silver duckwing... (aka silver grey dorking)
    http://ki4got.com/byc/chicks/dorkingduo11-16.jpg
    and as adults
    the hen (my oegb)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/88409_duckie.jpg
    and my roo (dorking)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17160_p9190076.jpg

    I was told it was Silver Duckwing and that she would be getting salmon in her breast as she matures. She's only about 15 weeks now. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=595486
     
  8. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    Quote:thanks for the info on the first, but actually, no, the second one you posted is not a silver duckwing...
    here's a pic of cockerel (left) and pullet (right) silver duckwing... (aka silver grey dorking)
    http://ki4got.com/byc/chicks/dorkingduo11-16.jpg
    and as adults
    the hen (my oegb)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/88409_duckie.jpg
    and my roo (dorking)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17160_p9190076.jpg

    I was told it was Silver Duckwing and that she would be getting salmon in her breast as she matures. She's only about 15 weeks now. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=595486

    nope. if you look at the chicks i posted, silver duckwing cockerels have black pullets salmon in their first feathers... they can actually be sexed as chicks by the markings on their heads too, for the most part. (look at feathersite's dorking page http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Dorks/BRKDorks.html) duckwing refers to a white traingle showing on the wing. i don't see that at all on your girl, but you can see it on my cockerel. his coloring isn't great but it's a start for a rare breed.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Since they are EE's, and thus mixed breeds, they don't have a color.

    The first one is certainly a cockerel and I think the 3rd one may be too.
     
  10. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a black and white EE that is a double also. Very sweet hen.
     

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