EE rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cowgirlup11, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. cowgirlup11

    cowgirlup11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this guy from my grandma, she told me he was an ameraucana (which clearly he is not) but she has told me 100 times he is a blue/green egg laying breed. Is he just an EE? Anything else he might be? He has yellow legs with black molting on them, no feathering.
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Frankly it doesn't even look like an Easter Egger; no pea comb, greenish legs, etc. Of course there are EEs without those features but they are uncommon and usually the bird that does not have them does not have a pea comb does not carry the blue egg gene of an EE. For all I can tell just looking at your rooster, he's just a mixed breed (barnyard mutt). :eek:(
     
  5. cowgirlup11

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    I was kind of wondering that. I have two EE hens. Both look exactly the same, dark birds with dark legs, muffs and beards. But one has the pea comb and one doesn't, only the one with the pea comb lays a green egg. The other just lays a medium brown egg.
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    That's usually the case. Sometimes an EE with a single comb will lay a green egg but it's uncommon. Technically speaking, according to the Ameraucana Breeders Club's definition of an EE, if the bird doesn't carry the blue gene (just lays a brown egg), it's not an Easter Egger but just a mixed breed.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. drumstick diva

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  9. butterfliesdoku

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    Can it still be an EE if mixed with a Legbar? Legbars lay blue eggs and have single combs.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd thought about Legbar, with his pretty barring. But, Legbars are crested and the crest is partially dominant, and I don't see any signs of a crest on this boy. Legbars also have white earlobes. I'm not clear on the genetics of earlobe color, but the crosses I've seen have partially white earlobes.

    He's a beautiful boy. The OP could put him over white egg layers and see what color the offspring pullets lay.
     

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