Easter Egger club!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by EastinChickens, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Well partially on your opinion. Then comparing 6 to 7 I see more white on back and wings. This is typical of Columbian pattern difference between male and female. The tail seems shorter but then it is held down making it hard to be sure. Columbian is like your light brahma.
     
  2. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the insight! the tail on 7 is the shortest of the bunch. 7 is also not feathered as much. I am not familiar with Columbians and will have to look. Thank you Jerryse!
     
  3. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Columbian on EE is not as pure as light Brahma and therefore a little more variable but in general Columbian EE females have more black than males. The tail feather sexing is fairly reliable.
     
  4. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Jerryse!
     
  5. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here are some lavender cuckoo project chicks with leg color photos. These are from the rooster in my avatar. The barring gene interferes with black in the legs. Some of my fellow Ameraucana breeders say it is impossible to have slate legs on a barred bird. Difficult yes but I did not believe impossible . Legs usually turn spotted due to barring. Hens are easier to get good leg color due to one barring gene. Roosters with 2 barring genes are harder to produce. As you can see I have made progress. At present I call them EE but hope to make them meet the Ameraucana standard.
     
  6. Gryphon

    Gryphon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so pretty! How is their egg color?
     
  7. jerryse

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    Fairly good. Tinted egg for comparison.
     
  8. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I think it's official, Kiwi is a girl! She is 6 1/2 weeks now. Bantam
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    That beard! Ha!
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  9. clankeyes

    clankeyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cute face ! My girl is getting her beard too ! LOVE it
     
  10. katatonic123

    katatonic123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE "Tiger" at 2 weeks.
     
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