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Gender of My White Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlver2013, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It hatched the 9th of February.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It looks male to me, but it's early days yet. It doesn't look Easter egger, though....
     
  3. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a chick of my own that I hatched. It's father is an Easter Egger and it's mother is a Red Sex-Link
     
  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Agreed, looks male. Also if it's EE then it's pretty far away from it's blue-egger heritage.
     
  5. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dang, I was really hoping for a White Easter Egger hen! :( but I'm not giving up hope. I've had pullets grow red combs at that age. If it does turn out to be a girl, will it be an Olive Egger?
     
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  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    If it was a hen, I highly doubt it would lay colored eggs - no beard, no muff, yellow legs tell me it's pretty far out from blue-egger heritage. Even if it did lay colored eggs they definitely wouldn't be olive - my sex links laid brown eggs, sure, but not dark enough to go olive over a blue shell.

    There's only a few crosses I would really say produce what most would call "olive egger" - Ameraucana or Araucana over Marans, Barnevelders, Welsummer, Penedesenca are the front runners. There are EE over those breeds as well but I would never sell them as olive eggers because frankly, you almost never know how many copies of the blue egg gene those EE's have and what their offspring will get from crossing.

    Though, that being said, if your strain of RSL lays eggs of a much darker hue than normal it's possible. Right now I've got some EExWyandotte crosses that definitely qualify as olive eggers - I never saw the Wyandotte stock they came from but their egg color must have been superb as I'm getting some seriously dark olive eggs.
     

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