EE with yellow legs?

halfwaynowhere

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I have two chicks that I believe to be EEs, but they both have yellow legs. I thought their legs would change colors, my australorp's legs have been getting blacker as the days pass. But these two still have their yellow legs. They are about 3 weeks old now. Are they EEs, or perhaps something else? I was really looking forward to green eggs. I'm at work now, so I don't have pics right now, I'll try to take some tonight when I get home.
 

Break an Egg

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Where did you buy them from? Did someone tell you they were EE's?

The thing is, I've read that EE's are just mixed breeds. So you would figure not all of them would have green legs, but more than likely, you have a different breed of bird. I'm not exactly sure why there wouldn't be ee's w/o green legs, but I don't know if there actually are.
 

halfwaynowhere

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well, with one of them (they were bought at seperate dates, but i believe that they hatched together), I specifically asked for araucana (at the time I didn't know any better, but basically wanted EE). We got 2 of the wheaten ones (i think thats the right name), and one black. the black and one of the wheatens died, and we went back and got another black one. Of course, just because I asked for them, doesn't mean thats what I got. My mom is going to be dissapointed if they aren't EEs, though, we really love having blue/green eggs.
I'll get pics of them tonight.
 

hinkjc

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The only way to determine what they are is to post pictures. That would help a lot. Most EEs are not any standard color. The fact that you mention standard colors makes me think they could be ameraucana or araucana, not EEs. However, EEs can have any leg color. It is dependent on what is used in the cross to develop the EE.

Jody
 

halfwaynowhere

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with the colors, i'm just sort of guessing. I could be way off.
If they are EEs, and have yellow legs, does this mean they won't lay green eggs?
I know nothing.
 

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