Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GonzoFamily, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. GonzoFamily

    GonzoFamily Just Hatched

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    Are these two Easter Eggers? They have slate legs but don't have a beard. They are about 25 weeks and still don't have much of a comb or waddle. No eggs from them yet.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Eggers. And they are still about a month or so from laying. In my experience, they need a feed with at least 18% protein content to be productive layers. Starting them on layer feed too soon can really slow down their development rate.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    EE's
     
  4. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely look like EE to me. Easter Eggers aren't a true breed (they're a cross breed for the production of colored eggs) and so they don't all look the same. Mine has no muffs and looks a lot like your girl on the right.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    False. They aren't crosses or mixed breeds. They just haven't been selectively breed to meet a specific standard.
     
  6. Robeenop

    Robeenop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several Americauna and Easter eggers. Mine had muffs from the beginning. I think I know the breed, but will double check. Not we to me.
     
  7. Robeenop

    Robeenop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not Easter eggers
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Eggers can be clean-faced. I've had quite a few.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty Easter egger pullets.

    Yes, classically EE have beards and muffs, and that's one thing so many of us love about them. But, we've been seeing a lot of "clean faced" aka beardless birds on this board the last few years. Not sure how the hatcheries changed up their stock, but they're becoming pretty common. Good thing is, beards/muffs are not genetically linked to the colored egg gene, so you should still get a pretty, colorful egg basket.
     
  10. GonzoFamily

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    Here's a better view.
     

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