EE assumption wrong???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SIMPleChick, May 25, 2011.

  1. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assumed that because EEs lay colored eggs that they would have red ear lobes....but my EE hen is 14 weeks old and her lobes are turning a pearly white, not red, like I assumed they would...She has a pea comb and typical beard and muffs...So tell me, what color ear lobes are Easter eggers lobes??? LOL! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Mine has red [​IMG]
     
  3. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers are just Ameraucanas with unwanted qualities from what I understand. They are a cross between the Auraucana and the Ameraucana, but do not fit either breed's standards. I have EEs, and some of them have red ear lobes, and a few have white. i
     
  4. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats good to hear! Like I said, I just assumed they would be red, laying colored eggs....can I ask you a question then...What color eggs do your white lobed EE's lay? Or is it still a guess until they lay? hehehe
     
  5. lavenderlakefarm

    lavenderlakefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:This is true but they also can be a mixed ameracauna with another breed which is why some may have red lobes and others white. ee's have been known to have blue eggs as well.
     
  6. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are still not all laying eggs yet, and I am not able to keep track of who lays what, but I get 4 different colors from 5 different hens, lol!

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  7. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I knew which one was laying the blue one! [​IMG]
    Have a full time job, and no room to separate chickens, my roosters just run amuck around the yard! [​IMG]
     
  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs can be any combination of chicken as long as they have a blue egg layer ( carries the blue egg gene) in there Ancestory so I guess any color is possible.
     
  9. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    EE's are crossed with whatever egg color that person is looking for or just end up getting lol. Some of them are pure Ameraucana but just not true to color. Most hatchery's sell EE as ameraucana and the general population end up with chicks that arent true to breed. That only matters if you are a breeder. At that point it really doesnt matter what its crossed with [​IMG]

    They are still chicken.

    Easter Eggers can give almost any color egg in general blueish green to green. Depends on the breed crossed to. Thats what makes them appealing along with the general good nature.

    And there aint nothing wrong with a good yard roo [​IMG]
     
  10. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Lamike, there's nothing wrong with a good yard roo, but there IS something wrong with 8 of them! Staring at the hens all day like it's some sort of adult chicken club!
     

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