How old and what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chknlittle, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. chknlittle

    chknlittle New Egg

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    Hi all! I inherited what I believe is an Easter egger, please correct me if I'm wrong. She hasn't layed in the two months I've had her so I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how old she is. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If you have had her two months, did she look grown up when you got her? She doesn't look that old now, not much comb development or color. She could be an EE, I've gotten clean faced ones that color from Mt. Healthy hatchery, can't tell what her comb is.
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Easter egger pullet, from the comb I'd guess around 4ish months.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep she's an Easter Egger, the ones that I have had did not have muffs or beards. I used to have a hen with a similar feather pattern. :)

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  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    easter egger, i think around 4-5 months old. When her comb starts to get red she will lay, right now she is not close to laying
     
  6. chknlittle

    chknlittle New Egg

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    Thanks for the information everyone. I was guessing 4-5 months. Never had an EE so didn't know what to expect. I'm assuming that her comb will enlarge and have more color when she is ready to lay? If anyone has any other general information ( i.e. laying rate, temperament, etc) that would also be very helpful. In the time I've had her she has been incredibly skittish. Is that common in the breed? Thanks!
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Yes the comb will get slightly bigger and a lot redder. EEs are a great breed in my opinion. Also very loving. Sometimes you get skitish ones but you get that with any breed. You may have just ended up with a skitish one or she may just need more time to warm up. I love my EEs.
     

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