any guesses?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shannondee12, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure she is a she but the mix of breeds is a guess. Although she didn't come from a blue egg, I am assuming that she is an Easter Egger. About 6-8 weeks old.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like an Easter Egger pullet.
     
  3. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, she is the first"barnyard mix" I have hatched from some random eggs.
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, definitely EE mix :)
     
  5. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So she should lay a tinted (blue or green) egg when it comes time for her to lay?
     
  6. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I *think* she has a single comb, it's really hard to tell from the pic. The pea comb is linked to the blue egg shell gene, so if she has a single comb she is more likely to lay a brown egg but there's still a chance she could lay green/blue.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not so sure she's going to lay colored eggs. She didn't come from a colored egg, and has a straight comb. No other EE characteristics, I don't think she's particularly an EE, just a barnyard mix hen. That's a common enough color when you mix birds enough.
     
  9. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shannondee12, do you know what breeds were in the flock when you got the eggs? Could there be an EE rooster?

    That color still strikes me as EE. I've crossed a lot of EE with other breeds and have gotten a lot of single combs/no muffs/yellow legs even in the first generation.

    I do agree with Donrae though that's its not too probable that you'll get blue or green. I'm expecting a brown egg out my single comb 1/2 EE girl.
     
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  10. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There were no EE roosters in the mix, just hens. Unfortunatly, I will not know what color eggs she would have laid. She was killed 3 nights ago by a mink. I set traps and am now happy to say that the mink in question is now pinned up with tanning solution on it in my workshop. This chick was my daughters favorite and although she can no longer have her chicken, she will have a new pair of mukluks lined with mink fur as consolation.
     

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