EE Question - if this is wrong section sorry

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tressa27884, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    Cooper, Texas
    I have an EE hen who lays brown eggs. I just brought home what I believe to be an EE or EE mix roo. If I hatch eggs from this pairing will I get multiple color egg layers? Also - what other types of roosters have the ear tufts?

  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

    Sep 1, 2010
    Ear tufts a boney area that has actual tufted feathers growing straight out of the sides of the heads is an arucana. Muffs and beards (loose skin around the neck just under and around the beak covered in fluffy feathers) the three breads I know are EE, Ameraucana, and Flavorelles, but definately could be others.

    This is beard and muff

    I don't have pictures of tufts b/c I don't have any arucanas

    As to egg color, its all a gamble. Pea combs give you a better chance (in a chicken that has colored egg laying genes in it's genetics) If the male has the colored egg laying gene it is a possibility, but no where near a surity.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Great pic!

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