Banty ee??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sheps4her, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. sheps4her

    sheps4her Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little while ago I posted to see what everyone thought this little girl was....

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    Well She laid her first egg today!!! And it was light green!!! Could it be she is a bantam ee?? She doesn't have the green legs though [​IMG] .....I can't wait to see if it was a fluke or if she will continue to lay green eggs! [​IMG]
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Chickens do not change the colour of hte egg they lay. The intensity of the pigment lightens as she goes through a cycle of laying, so that light green egg will gradually fade to being barely tinted by the time she molts or goes into a broody cycle, but once she starts laying again it will be in full colour. Since she just started laying, she's right at the beginning of hte cycle--her eggs should have plenty pf colour.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Oh, and there is no standard for EEs; some have willow legs, but many do not, and there are also quite a few recognised breeds and varietes with willow legs.
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yep she's an EE [​IMG] pretty girl
     
  5. sheps4her

    sheps4her Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! [​IMG] I had a lot of fun showing off her green egg at Easter dinner! Everyone thought I had dyed it and I was pulling their legs! It was so much fun!

    Ummmm [​IMG] ahem.. is it physically possible for a standard ee to breed with a banty ee? If the standard is the rooster? would love to hatch some but I am not sure if it is... umm.. you know physically possible.....[​IMG]
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, physically possible, tho not comfy for the little hen...
     
  7. sheps4her

    sheps4her Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I will probably keep her seperate from him then. I don't want her hurt, she is such a sweety! [​IMG]
     

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