easter egger question?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by albird101, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my chicks from ideal, I noticed less then half have puffy cheeks, and the others don't is it a chance that they'll be clean faced easter eggers? Or is there still a possibility that they'll grow muffs and beards
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will have beards and muffs from the start. Not all EEs have them. Half of mine are clean faced.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think it differs by the breed combination used to produce easter eggers. I love the puffy cheeks but, I know some birds don't have them. It's like getting a hot fudge sundae without the fudge.[​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. The other members have given you good replies. Easter Eggers are bred by crossing a blue egg laying breed with a brown egg laying breed. The characteristics of the offspring are determined by which breeds were used in the cross. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Easter Eggers.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
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    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Seems like we've seen more clean faced EE the last year or so, so this doesn't surprise me. If they have pea combs, they've still got a good chance of laying colored eggs.
     

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