How can i tell which ones are EEs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom wewantchicks!, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im trying to find someone to put in an order for chicks with me. if not i would like to get a few ee chicks and the local feed store just gets a "mix of pullets". so if there are any ee in there,how can i tell? im sure this is a dumb question but i have no idea!!
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    They're probably going to have "chubby cheeks" due their muffs/beards. Not always, but very often.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    the EE's will have chipmunky markings and/or puffy cheeks with kohl markings around the eyes.

    they also may already have some grey on the legs/feet.

    have fun with your new chicks!
     
  4. glowworm

    glowworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    muffs...green legs...both are EE traits. You can look for "chipmunks" but there are other breeds that have that color too.
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Also look for a pea comb. Their combs will be flat, no little spikes like a "normal" comb.
     
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  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Quote:Yes and this year people are starting to see a lot of EE chicks that are not chipmunk marked. I was stoked when I found some at my feed store-just had to pick two up!
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    The feed store may also call them "Ameraucanas". [​IMG]
     
  8. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good news,well for me anyway lol. after a few more calls i got ahold of the lady at the other feed store and i will have some babies on the 30th! holy crap i better go get ready!!!
     
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
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    Note the pea comb and muffs/beard [​IMG] Most will be chipmunk striped... but some will be white/yellow or other mixed shades/patterns of brown.

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    Here's a good example of what a lot of 'green' legs look like while they are very young.
     
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    I find the eyeliner is the key. They all look like Trent Reznor.
     

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