Help making more EE's that look like this:

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RoosterRiot, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. RoosterRiot

    RoosterRiot Out Of The Brooder

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    Hedwig here hatched out of an EE egg and is not quite laying on her own yet. Her feather pattern is completely different than any other bird I have (out of about 60) and I would like to hatch more that look like her. [​IMG]
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    The problem is I don't know who her parent are. I have a variety of EE colors but the only one that has no brown is Pepper:[​IMG]
    Could the mother be one of the brown hens or would it have to be a black and white hen like Pepper?

    As far as the father goes I suspect it is probably my only EE rooster but he also has some red/brown in him:
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    But I also have a white leghorn but Hedwig seems to be too thick bodied to be related to him.

    The last part that is confusing me is her comb. She almost seems to have a rose comb (or maybe just a really under developed pea comb). I do have a BLRW and a GLE roo that might be the dad but I don't see any other indications of them being involved.

    Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi. [​IMG]

    I don't have any insight other then saying split up you mating birds so you know who is breeding who. And hatch some out. In other words, put you suspects into a pen and see what the offspring come out like.

    But what I was really going to say is.... she is a cute girl. And I like being able to tell my birds apart, so that's nice as well.

    Good luck with your adventures!
     
  3. RoosterRiot

    RoosterRiot Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks EggSighted. I've been pretty hands off with breeder pairing. I have some areas where I can isolate the suspected parents and see what we get.

    I've tried to use a chicken gene calculator for this but EEs are such a mix already it's really hard to set it up right.

    She is good looking isn't she?
     
  4. Aris

    Aris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her comb looks like cross of pea and rose comb , also she seems to have some lacing at the chest ?
    So my best guess is ee x wyandotte
    Pretty girl you've got there
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think she has a Wyandotte parent. The rose comb and partial lacing point to that.

    I got a kinda-similar color with a black sex link rooster over a slw hen...

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    As far as your hen, I'm not sure which one. I'd think Pepper is a good start, unless you have any other silver hens.
     
  6. RoosterRiot

    RoosterRiot Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that what incomplete lacing looks like? If would have thought the red/brown from the Wyandotte would have expressed more as well but maybe that white came through as dominant.
     
  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    I also actually was suspecting possible Wyandotte.
     
  8. RoosterRiot

    RoosterRiot Out Of The Brooder

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    Pepper is the only silver EE I have. All the others are black/brown or wheaten.

    The thicker body type does look more like a Wyandotte. Do you think the BLRW or GLW roo would be the more likely father? Does the silver express over the red/brown?

    Someone in that pen (full of pullets) just laid a dark olive egg. I thought it was the BCM/EE but maybe it was Hedwig. If it's her the Wyandotte father makes sense.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The silver base color of the rooster is dominant over red/gold base colors.
     
  10. RoosterRiot

    RoosterRiot Out Of The Brooder

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    Do are, your hen looks like she has the exact same pattern. I hadn't seen incomplete lacing on a silver bird. I do have a brown hen with it though and now that you point it out the pattern looks the same.
     

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