Critique my Barred EE please?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by M To The Maxx, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Our Barred EE Oreo. Just would like other people's thoughts. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Well, she's a nice combination of both breeds. I would say her leg color and body shape favor the Barred Rock, but she's definitely bearded, like an EE. Her comb looks to be a combination of the two breeds.

    She's lovely!
  3. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Owosso, MI
    has she begun laying yet? You know if you ever get tired of her you can ship her over here! [​IMG]
  4. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    She's beautiful!! I don't know about showing, but she's definantly unique!
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    She is beautiful and that beard of hers........ [​IMG]
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress


    I also have a mutt EE roo, with a "comination" comb kind like that. Not sure if he carries enough of the blue egg gene to throw green layers, but I'm thinking about breeding him just to see what his daughters might lay! (well, it's an excuse to hatch more eggs, right??) He's supposedly 1/4 Americana the rest Buff Orpington, and his sister laid green eggs so there's a chance. hehehehe
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    What am I supposed to be grading here? [​IMG]

    All I can say is, pretty mutt, but that comb is verging on a single comb. The next outcross will undoubtedly lay brown eggs.

    Personally I like my birds not so skinny in the production-layer type body, but that's me. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:Thanks. I don't show birds.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I love my Barred EEs, which are all BR rooster over blue Ameraucana hen. Riley and Panda are half sisters, both have the same mother, my Charlotte, but their sires are brothers, Zane and Dutch. Both lay green eggs, Panda's is dirty olive and Riley's is sort of a bluish green.

    I personally like that BR/Ameraucana cross. Both mine have pea/single combo combs. Your girl has a nice beard, Maxx.

    Panda, daughter of Zane and Charlotte

    Riley, daughter of Dutch and Charlotte.

  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:Thanks Speckledhen. I love Riley! Have you tried crossing your BR with a Black Ameraucana instead of blue to get better barring?

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