Help IDing young roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greyartist, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. greyartist

    greyartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] He came from Myers hatchery. I ordered some easter eggers and 6 mystery chicks. So he could be an EE or any other breed they carry. The hens on the right with the muffs are easter eggers. I hope he is because I would love to get some pure bread eggs to hatch. He has blueish legs but not as much of a check muff as the hens. What do you think?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Probably an Easter Egger. However putting him over your EE pullets will not yield purebred birds because EEs are not a true breed.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's an Easter egger.
     
  4. greyartist

    greyartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is mixed to get them? what would the offspring be? would they still lay green eggs?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Hatchery sourced Easter Eggers are not mixed breeds. They simply haven't been bred to meet a specific standard. They are more of a landrace type, then an actual breed.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They'll be Easter eggers. If the hens lay blue or green eggs, you have a good chance most of the pullets will also. There's always a chance of getting a tan or brown egger, even from hatchery EE birds, but it's usually pretty small.
     
  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    agree!
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 2 donrae
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger.
     

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