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Daddy what am I? (Easter Egger & Silkie)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JayeCat, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. JayeCat

    JayeCat New Egg

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    Hey, everyone!

    I'm so glad that they (some of my flock) can't ask me this. Because I would be one helpless dad.

    So I bring this all important question to you.... my fellow chicken parents. Please help!


    Here is Empika. 2 week old Easter Egger.
    A couple friends have asked if Empika was an Australorp. The lady that I got the chick from does not have any Australorps. So if this chick is an Australorp, the mama hen had to have cheated with a neighboring cock.

    Boy or Girl???




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    2 Week old Easter Egger.

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    Finally our Silkie.... if "she" is a she... her name will be Puffs
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  2. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm bad at telling breeds when they're just chicks, so I couldn't help you on the whole Australorp/Easter Egger thing.

    As for sexing them, I'd wait a few more weeks to be sure. But from my experience your little silkie looks like mine did when he was starting to feather out.
    In the meantime, I would watch them for any tell tale rooster signs such as, crowing (it'll sound like he's strangling himself), chest bumping and pecking heads also is what little cocks do, imitating a fight.
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the person is breeding Easter Eggers, the top chick could be an EE, it does have a pea comb, but the legs are so dark that it would have to mixed with a black Ameraucana or something. Not sure what your breeder's definition of EE is, so that could be helpful. The second is definitely an EE and the last is a Silkie.

    So far the EE's look like pullets but it is way too early to tell and you'll have to wait a few weeks. The Silkie I can't ever tell at that age, you'll have to give them at least until 6 weeks, usually much longer.

    Repost some photos in a few weeks and we'll try again [​IMG]
     
  4. JayeCat

    JayeCat New Egg

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    I forgot to mention that the Silkie is 5 weeks old. :)

    Thanks for everyones help!
     

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