Do all EE's have green legs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by paddock36, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I have some chicks that I purchased from someone local that were supposed to be Auracaunas (spelling?) which I have figured out are just EE's, I think. The two that I bought have the puffy cheaks but only one has green legs and the other one has yellow legs (and it was my favorite). Also another that was supposed to be a different breed and does not have puffy cheaks has green legs. Does that mean she is also an EE? [​IMG] I can post pictures if needed. I bought them for the future green or blue eggs. But I all of a sudden I have too many chickens so I have to get rid of a few and didn't want to get rid of my favorite. I know someone will have the answer to this.
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    No, I have some ee that don't have green legs. I believe it is only EE have green leg, not all.
  3. Momo

    Momo Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    Nelson BC
    My EEs have green, yellow, white, slate and black legs...
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    That's great because the one without the green legs is my favorite. This may sound stupid but is the leg color any indication of the egg color to be.? I really, really, really want the blue or green eggs. [​IMG]
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    As far as I can gather EEs are basically cross breeds that had arauanas in their ancestry. As such they can have any colour of legs or anything else.

    If your main criteria is blue or green eggs, the best approximation fo whether they will lay a blue or green egg is whether they have pea comb. The pea combed EEs will lay blue or green eggs.

    If your criteria is being of a pure breed ...with 'puffy cheeks' that could be beard & muff? Could they be Araucanas? There are loads of enthusiastic Ameraucana breeders here, they'll be able to tell you whether your favourite is a usual colour?

    And if you like her why not keep her anyway [​IMG]
  6. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    They are too small right now and don't have much of a comb. They do have most of their feathers though. One of the chicks that I purchased was supposed to be a Light Brauma. Which ended up being one with the green legs and no feathers on the feet. Wrong coloring too and another that was supposed to be a Black Australoup looks more like a Barred Rock mix. So that is what really got me wondering if any of the chicks are what they are supposed to be. Did I mention I really, really, really want the blue or green eggs.
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    EE's are anything that isn't bread for a show standard and lays colored eggs, really. [​IMG]
  8. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Best chance for blue or green eggs is to have pea-combed easter eggers as the "Blue" gene is closely associated to the "pea-combed" gene.
  9. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    It is funny you mention the comb thing....My EE with a pea comb lays green, my EE with a regular comb lays brown. Very interesting to know!
  10. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    EE's are essentially bearded and muffed (or not) mutts that can be any color, have any color beaks, legs, and not even always have a pea comb. They also can lay eggs anywhere from pink (pale brown) to dark khaki.

    Leg color does not determine egg color.

    Pea combs are linked to blue/green eggs. I think there was a post not too long ago detailing how the genes are very close to each other.

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