EE chicks with white feathers coming in?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by azygous, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    All of my previous EE's are various shades and designs of brown. Now my newest four four-week old EE's are getting white feathers on wing tips and breasts. Please reassure me this doesn't mean they're roos!
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Both male and female EEs can be white. If another color emerges, you may be able to sex them by color. If not, you'll just have to wait for the comb/crow/saddle feathers to give it away.
     
  3. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two of my EE pullets. The brown is a leghorn. You have nothing to worry about.

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    My older EE Tilly, my best egg layer.
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  4. Oohlala!

    Oohlala! Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww!! Tilly is beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Thank you, thank you! Those are all some gorgeous girls!

    And Tilly is the most stunning creature I've ever seen!
     
  6. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thanks!
     
  7. RiddleMe

    RiddleMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White feather tips alone means nothing. I had 5 EE, three hens and two roos (who were rehomed). All different colors. You can tell the roos by the red patches on the shoulders, among other things. Comb development is also a dead giveaway. One of my favorite EE girls is half white/half orange (this pic is pre 1st molt, her orange is even darker now). That's her EE sister next to her.
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