Easter Egger chick colors?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by steny03, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I guess Sundae would of been a fitting name! He is sweet too! Honestly didn't think his white was going to stay. It's what makes me think his mother is my splash maran.
     
  2. autumnhearth

    autumnhearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a few days ago Clara started sporting a blacker head and golden neck feathers

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    This afternoon snuggled up with Amelia (a sex-link) on my lap after the sound of a text sent them scurrying for cover between my legs
     
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I think most of the fun with EEs is how, no matter what you expect you'll see when they feather out, they will surprise you.


    This was Gladys, all fluffy yellow with two charcoal smudges, one on her head and one on her back:
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    This is Gladys now at almost 11 weeks:
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    And just for fun, this was Pearl:
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    This is Pearl at almost 11 weeks:

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  4. Blooie

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    And I made a blithering fool out of myself with that post! <sigh> I used the wrong baby picture of Gladys - that's actually Agatha - and spent too much time trying to figure out how to delete it! That being impossible, I decided to post a retraction!

    THIS is what Gladys looked like as a chick, not the little fluffy yellow one I posted:

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  5. estamets

    estamets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brand new girl looks exactly like a chipmunk. Her tiny wing feathers are buff/gold with dark gray tips... is that any indication?
     
  6. autumnhearth

    autumnhearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it indicates that she probably won't be white ;) lol.
     
  7. Blooie

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    <sigh> I wish I'd said that! With these sneaky little chameleons there's just no way to know unless it's really blatant!
     
  8. jujub41482

    jujub41482 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, just look at my earlier posts of Tiana. She was mostly yellow, especially her head. But she feathered out really dark with a black head!
     
  9. autumnhearth

    autumnhearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clara, the shoulder hawk.. er chicken at six weeks

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    Scratching in the dirt same day

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    And yesterday after gobbling up a slug, hence the funny expression. She is so big but still growing and changing! Her chest feathers are getting lighter, a bit golden, not sure what's going to happen with her cheeks, they have light grey down left on them but they've never been puffy. Hard to believe she still has a lot of growing to do, she looks the most like a young hen, while everyone else is still an awkward teenager (mixed breed advantage). Love our hawk girl.
     
  10. jujub41482

    jujub41482 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg Clara looks just like my Tiana! I too called her my little hawk!
     

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