ISA Brown/EE and Leghorn/EE eggs - PICS OF CHICKS ADDED

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Eggcellent, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up a dozen eggs from a farmer a few weeks back just to test an incubator with more than anything. He had leghorn and ISA brown hens and a EE rooster. He only had one rooster for 35+ hens so I figured chances weren't good on high fertility rates.

    Of the dozen eggs, 7 were brown, 3 were white and 2 were green/blue. Not real sure how green or blue eggs were laid by only ISA browns and leghorns so I am guessing there were some EEer crosses there already. Although every hen I saw looked like a prototypical ISA brown or leghorn. It seems the rooster preferred ISA browns the most (or maybe he could just catch them easier)

    All 7 brown eggs were fertile

    Only 1 white egg was fertile

    Only 1 green/blue egg was fertile

    Now that my little test was more successful than I had imagined... What can I expect these 9 chicks to be like? Just wondering on appearance, temperament and egg colors more than anything. I guess I can't be too picky considering he was selling the eggs for $1 a dozen. (I did give him more than that just to help support a fellow chicken farmer)

    It's kind of fun having these mixed eggs in the bator.... Kind of like Christmas!

    I will post some photos of the chicks once they hatch so you all can see what they look like.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2009
  2. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know but make sure you post pictures!
     
  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What colour was the roo? the hens?
     
  4. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    I hatched an EE/RIR, EE/EE, and an EE/Isa brown. The Rooster was an EE. The Isa hatched out yellow, but sadly didn't survive long after hatch. The EE/RIR hatched out a white like color. She has her feathers now, and is mostly white ( she has some black here and there). The EE/EE hatched out grey, and her feathers have turned out a wheaten color ( I think that's what you call it), and some black mixed in. They are very pretty girls.

    Bluemoon
     
  5. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The hens were ISA Browns so they were brown with some white feathers or white leghorns, so they were all white. The rooster was really colorful, almost like a brown leghorn but had legs that were more blue than green.
     
  6. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5/9 pipped this morning. Should only be a little while before I can post pictures.
     
  7. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have 3 new chicks so far, with 4 more pipped. Two of them are pretty much all yellow, the other one is yellow with a black back. I will take some photos of them in a few. Their legs are pinkish right now. One of them has a definite pea comb. Do easter eggers start out with pink legs before they turn green?
     
  8. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the three that have hatched so far. The middle one has a pea comb and I can see a hint of green on their legs with the LED light.
     
  9. The Sheriff

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    Oh too cute!
     
  10. Kerjack

    Kerjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh they are adorable!
     

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