First egg just hatched - any clues?

quiltnchik

Songster
10 Years
May 19, 2009
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My first ever egg just hatched and the baby is black with black legs. Any idea what mutt mixture s/he may be?

ETA: Just checked closer (with a flashlight) and the baby's legs are dark, dark green (olive color)! Possible EE?
 
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Sonoran Silkies

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What are the possible parents? EEs have no distinguishing down colour, as they have no standard; they can occur in any colour or pattern--they have not been bred to perfect plumage patterns or colours.
 

quiltnchik

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May 19, 2009
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Quote:The eggs came from the farm where my horses are boarded and they have chickens running all over the place there, so it's hard to tell. I have seen some green-legged chickens, though. This chick hatched from a cream colored egg if that helps any...
 

quiltnchik

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May 19, 2009
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Quote:I can't take pics. The batteries for my camera are MIA (we're in the middle of packing and moving) and my daughter has her camera with her. I may be able to get a pic once the chick has dried and been moved to the brooder; maybe I can find my batteries and get them recharged by then.
 

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