Are my hens Easter Eggers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blue_Myst, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    I have a few hens I don't know what breed they belong too, and I'm really curious to find out. I thought they were Easter Eggers, since they have pea combs, muffs (I believe this is the correct term, they are like little cushions), beards, the mottled feathering, full tails, everything except they all lay rather large light brown eggs. Never any hint of color. This is confusing me tremendously, what breed could they be? [​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    They could still be easter eggers. I had a couple that laid light brown.... I was so disappointed.
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    most likely they are EE's crossed I have one hen that looks like you decribed her color is bard rock pattern i now wonder what color she lays i get 2 green eggs at least 6 days a week. I know they come form 2 different chickens and only 2 chickens by the shape and size they are and one of the chickens for sure looks (normal) and bard rock pattern. So yours could be EE's
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    The one EE I have that is of laying age lays cream colored eggs.
  5. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    EE's are just mutts who are the product of much cross breeding of their ancestors. Consequently, they can lay eggs which are any color from white to green. Most likely, your hens are EE's, they just don't lay green eggs.
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    Yes, sounds like they are. EEs can be any color and lay any color eggs.
  7. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    Some of mine are so light they look like well egg shell white (thanks Home Deopt) but they are still EE's.
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Can you post pics? EEs don't usually have mottled plumage. What you are describing sounds more like a silver laced wyandotte to me, but I would need to see pics to know for sure.
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    It's a long shot as they are rare, I believe,... but could they be Orloffs? Looking at your avatar... if that is the bird in question... then yes, they are EEs [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  10. ZepChick

    ZepChick Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    coos bay OR
    A couple of my EEs lay a light brown almost pinkish colored egg. Don't be too disappointed though! Think of how hard it is for a hen to have to push an egg out every day!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: