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I don't know if this is a New Hampshire or Easter Egger

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pkw, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. pkw

    pkw Songster

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    My four week old chicks were supposedly purebreds. The breeder where I bought the four week old chicks (I got them when they were nearly a week old) only has 4 breeds of chickens: Easter Eggers, New Hampshires, Jersey Giants and Barred Rock.

    I don't have any specific pictures of this one chick so I will do my best to describe it. I am thinking it may be a cockerel.

    It has yellow legs, a buff colored body (lot of them was buff before turning a reddish color) and the neck feathers are black laced (black in the middle and buff trimming).

    Now my question is: Does this sound like it might be a New Hampshire or an Easter Egger or what??? I know it doesn't help with me not having a picture. I don't have the means of taking a picture right now.

    Also the New Hampshires I have has a black wing feather and a few black tail feathers (even the ones I know to be pullets). Does that sound like a pure New Hampshire???
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    I don't know anything about New Hampshires, but yellow legs would not indicate an Easter Egger. Sorry I'm not more help.
  3. New Hampshire [​IMG]
  4. Megs

    Megs Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Easter Eggers (EE) are not a pure breed, they can be any breed that was at some point mixed with ameraucana or auracana and will lay any color of egg (pink, white, green, blue, brown). from your description it does not sound like an EE as they usually have greenish color legs.
  5. Chickhick

    Chickhick Songster

    Apr 17, 2010
    North Alabama
    Does your chick have a beard and muffs? Easter Eggers usually are pretty puffy around the face even as babies.
  6. evonne

    evonne Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i hatched EE's that had yellow legs.... dad was an EE and mom was a leghorn.... technically still EE's.. but no willow/slate legs, and a modified peacomb....

    and being a cross breed they really can be any color...

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