Is this an Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AspenChicks, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. AspenChicks

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    Back in late September, one of my third graders brought this chicken to add to our class flock as a "day-old" chick. She was sold as an Ameraucana at the feed store, but from what I am reading in other threads, I am thinking she is an Easter Egger. Could someone confirm that this is an Easter Egger? Her feet and legs are greenish, if that is not clear in the picture. Now in February, as picutured, she is 18 weeks old. She has not laid an egg yet, so it is also my guess that she is indeed a pullet. Thoughts on gender are welcome as well. Thank you!
     
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  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a pullet and is an Easter Egger. She's pretty and should be laying some pretty eggs for you in the next month or so!
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Very cute little Easter egger pullet. She doesn't look really close to laying at this point, but spring will bring good things [​IMG]
     
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  4. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like an EE to me! It's true most feed stores get their birds from hatcheries. Most large hatcheries do not have show quality lines whatsoever, and their Ameraucana's are not correct to the breeds standard. They still contain the blue egg gene however, and are donned Easter eggers.

    I may be wrong, but I think anything with the blue egg gene that is not to the breed standard of either an Ameraucana or Araucana, is an easter egger. In example, I crossed my EE roo with a black australorp hen, baby was a mix but ended up laying blue eggs. SO I'm guessing she was an easter egger since she had the blue egg gene? So many question I have!

    Anyways, good luck with your hen she is gorgeous!! (and welcome to BYC!!)
     
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  5. sheetmetaltom

    sheetmetaltom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wont be long now, between her age and the days getting longer you should be seeing blue/green eggs soon.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    very pretty EE pullet
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger pullet.
     
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  8. AspenChicks

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    Thank you!!
     

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