A question on Easter egger chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fitchicken, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Fitchicken

    Fitchicken In the Brooder

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    I just got 6 Easter eggers chicks from the local feed store. The lady there handed them to my mom because she was just putting them out. When she brought them home I noticed that only one has really puffy cheeks like they should. Is this cause they are a mutt breed and some have more genes then others, or did she give me 5 of the wrong kind?
     
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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Could be either. EE often have muffs and beards. But many do not. Do they have pea combs and slate colored legs? Can you post pics?
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Honestly I think it depends the bird. I have an Ameraucana and I feel like her puffy cheeks and beard didn't grow in and were not obvious until a bit older. If you know what other breeds were being sold at the time and post pics of your chicks, fellow BYCers can probably help identify them.
     
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  4. 1ADAM12

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    Are Easter Eggers and Americaunas the same breed?
     
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  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    No, but Ameraucanas also have beards and muffs.
    An EE may be part Ameraucana, which is why they often have the beards and muffs.
     
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  6. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    no they ain't, a Ameraucana is a true breed but a EE is mostly referring to a mutt that lays green/blue eggs...
     
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  7. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    Some have fluffy cheeks others don't... some don't have them when they are chicks and then get fluffy cheeks when they grow up...
     
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  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    EEs are mixed breeds, that come in any color, with green legs, and muffs, or not.
    Mary
     
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  9. Fitchicken

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    I have found out the lady at the shop did'nt pay attention and she just grabbed 6 random chicks lol. got everything straight and now I have 6 EE. thanks for everyones help!
     

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