9 week old EE's

Shezadandy

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Here are our 2 EE chicks, both are supposed to be pullets. EE2 seems to be sprouting some pointy neck feathers. No crowing so far and both combs are still yellow.

First 4 pics are present day back to 4 days old in reverse order. As babies, EE1 was brown and EE2 was yellow with a pattern.

After those pictures are side/top closeups of each chick as of this week.


EE1 (left), EE2 (right) 9 weeks old



Day 24, EE1 left, EE2 right


Day 12 EE1 top right, EE2 bottom right


Day 4, EE2 left, EE1 right





EE1, 8.5 weeks old (in frozen-chicken stance)





EE2, 8.5 weeks old







Thanks for looking!
 

donrae

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They're both pullets.

First, this age is pretty young to be getting hackle feathers.
Second, EE are famous of optical illusions with their coloring. The pattern on the feather makes it look pointed, but if you take the feather and lay it against your hand or a sheet of paper, you see the feather itself is rounded, not pointed.
 

Shezadandy

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Sep 26, 2015
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They're both pullets.

First, this age is pretty young to be getting hackle feathers.
Second, EE are famous of optical illusions with their coloring. The pattern on the feather makes it look pointed, but if you take the feather and lay it against your hand or a sheet of paper, you see the feather itself is rounded, not pointed.

Thank you for the explanation about the feathers, that is one heck of an optical illusion!
 

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