Future color of this EE?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Emmasmom, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I've just purchased a few cuties. Two of them are Easter eggers. I think I have a pretty good idea about the lighter one but the darker one looks more unsusal (to me), any idea of how it may look as an adult (in general)? Thanks!

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  2. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silver and it looked a lot like your lighter chick.

    Try this link to see different colors and their chicks.
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html

    Also look at the brown/red large fowl chick - at this link:
    http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html

    And here on BYC:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/292088/ameraucana-chick-color-vs-adult-plumage

    good luck and show us the eggs when you get them!! I have a silver and she lays beautiful blue/green eggs.[​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the links! Your bird is beautiful! It's always fun to see how they turn out. :)
     
  4. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's quirky and weird and our favorite. Not the prettiest. She looks scrawny and hawk like and my son named her "Dan". But lays eggs like crazy - my best layer.
    Look forward to seeing your chicks all grown up!!
     
  5. 3riverschick

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    The chipmunk colored chick above is almost Black Breasted Red ( wildtype). But there is another color gene or modifier at work here. You can tell by the irregular edges to the arrow as it crests the back of the skull. That arrow would be a very exact straight line in a pure BBR. It is definitive. So something else at work in addition to e+ wildtype. I would not be surprised if, even so, the chick grew up to look like a pure BBR.
    Best,
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  6. Rani

    Rani Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really interesting! Thanks for sharing. Can you tell me anything about our hen Dan? She is our favorite hen - quirky and lays pretty little green/blue eggs.

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  7. Emmasmom

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    Thanks so much for the information! Very interesting, someday I hope to better understand the genetics of chicken color.
     
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    This little lady started out dark brown just like yours.

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  9. Emmasmom

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    Thanks for your reply! Your bird is very pretty!
     
  10. Emmasmom

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    Here they are at 10 weeks:

    [​IMG] Lighter chick

    [​IMG] Darker chick (on left)
     

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