First egg just hatched - any clues?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by quiltnchik, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    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?
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  2. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Any guesses? Anyone?
     
  3. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    Are EEs black when they're born?
     
  4. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Quote:I have no idea... [​IMG] I've only been a "chicken mom" for a little over a month now...
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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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.
     
  6. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
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  7. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    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... [​IMG]
     
  8. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    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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