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Easter Eggers w/o ear feathers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Picco, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really love my EE hen and she has none of that ear feathering and doesn't have a beard. I like this look a lot. Is there anyone who has EEs without the extra feathering? I'd love to order more EES but I really don't want any with it, it just isn't my thing [​IMG].

    PS... what is the proper term; tufts or muffs?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, an EE is just that, a green egg laying mutt. Most have beards and few have tufts. Go ahead and order a bunch and pick out the ones you like without those traits and sell the rest!
     
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I got a White EE cockeral from Ideal this year who has a completely clean face. I think it was just lucky though, being that they are mutts. You never know what you'll get. So order some and see what happens! Try getting a Beardless/non-muffed roo to breed with the hens with the same traits and see what happens!
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The correct term is muffs on an EE. The muff and beard gene works together and is often present on EEs. I agree with OEG that your best bet would be to find clean faced ones and breed them to gather a flock of clean faced EEs.

    When "tufts" are present, there is no beard, unless a bird is bred with the muff/beard gene and the tuft gene.

    Jody
     
  5. 'Is there anyone who has EEs without the extra feathering?"

    I do!
    I can have hatching eggs ready to ship next month [​IMG]
    I was just wondering what to do with my blue clean-faced blue/green egger girls. I can put 4 with the splash NN roo and 4 with the splash feather neck roo.

    Lisa
     

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