EE chick without a chipmunk stripe?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by redkan, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. redkan

    redkan Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Central Maine
    I'll take some pictures tonight but in the meantime I have a couple of brand new chicks. Dad is a OEGB-looking bantam EE, mom is a very light bantam EE named Butter because she's the color of butter. Two of the chicks have the traditional chipmunk stripe although they're both quite light in color. The third chick is just a very pale yellow, no stripe, no markings at all. Is it normal for an EE to NOT have a stripe????
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I hatched 6 ee chicks this spring and only one had stripes. It just so happened that it was a boy. So it can be either way [​IMG]
  3. redkan

    redkan Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Central Maine
    Thanks. We've had quite a few EE chicks over the last 2 years but this is the first time we've had any without stripes so I wondered if this was an outcrop since my birds are very clearly crossed with something non-ameraucana/auraucana.
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Yep-we had a nice buff EE last time that was all yellow!
  5. goldensunriseranch

    goldensunriseranch Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Mays Landing NJ
    Yes I've gotten EE's in the past and they were a multitude of colors some with stripes and some without. Some were very blonde and some were very dark with just a rusty colored head. Very cute!
    Best of luck with your babies!

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