Another EE or something else??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WyoChickenMamma, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here I have a white pullet, with green legs. Not sure what she is...what do you think. She has a single comb, orange eyes and was hatched in March (unsure of exact date). This picture was taken last night.

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    Thanks for all your help. [​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Easter Egger - But she'll likely not lay colored eggs. So, I'd call her simply a pretty mutt [​IMG]
     
  3. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you think her eggs will not be colored? All of this is really interesting to me!! Thanks for your response.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Because she has a single comb. For a truly single combed bird to lay a green or blue egg, you'd best buy a lottery ticket that day. [​IMG] It isn't impossible but pretty rare.
     
  5. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay, now I am really confused. My other EE, that have the puffy cheeks...they have single combs. Guess I need to get a Ph. D in chicken genetics to keep all of this straight. LOL
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Okay, now I am really confused. My other EE, that have the puffy cheeks...they have single combs. Guess I need to get a Ph. D in chicken genetics to keep all of this straight. LOL

    For an EE to lay green/blue eggs, she needs to have both the green legs and the pea comb (and possibly the muff). An EE without one or the other will, as Illia said, most likely not lay green/blue eggs.
     
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  7. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay, now I am really confused. My other EE, that have the puffy cheeks...they have single combs. Guess I need to get a Ph. D in chicken genetics to keep all of this straight. LOL

    For an EE to lay green/blue eggs, she needs to have both the green legs and the pea comb (and possibly the muff). An EE without one or the other will, as Illia said, most likely not lay green/blue eggs.

    So do you think I will get brown or white eggs out of her? Now I am even more curious. I think she will not be laying for a while, she does not squat, and is still very pink in the comb and wattle.
     
  8. Lothiriel

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    Quote:For an EE to lay green/blue eggs, she needs to have both the green legs and the pea comb (and possibly the muff). An EE without one or the other will, as Illia said, most likely not lay green/blue eggs.

    So do you think I will get brown or white eggs out of her? Now I am even more curious. I think she will not be laying for a while, she does not squat, and is still very pink in the comb and wattle.

    She'll probably give you brown eggs. Unless her earlobes are white. If they are I think you'd get white eggs.
     
  9. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think her earlobes are a pinkish...about to turn red. For sure not white.

    Thanks everyone for the help. I just keep reading on here and learning and hoping that someday I can help answer the questions instead of being the asker all the time. One thing I can say for sure, this forum kicks butt! Everyone is friendly and so helpful...it is AWESOME!!!
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Okay, now I am really confused. My other EE, that have the puffy cheeks...they have single combs. Guess I need to get a Ph. D in chicken genetics to keep all of this straight. LOL

    For an EE to lay green/blue eggs, she needs to have both the green legs and the pea comb (and possibly the muff). An EE without one or the other will, as Illia said, most likely not lay green/blue eggs.

    Actually that is incorrect. Ameraucanas have blue legs and they lay blue eggs [​IMG] Leg color does not count at all. Neither do muffs and beard. A colored egg layer can have whatever color of legs, whatever shape of body, etc.



    A key with the comb is to make sure what you have is an actual single comb vs pea comb. If it truly looks like a straight line of teeth it is a single comb. If it looks like a line of lumps/bumps, in fact it is usually 3 lines of bumps, can be in a straight line or wavy, it is a pea comb [​IMG]
     
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