my EEs -- what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CovenantCreek, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    this first one was identified as an EE the moment s/he hatched (on the right):
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    this one I just thought wasn't a very good quality Delaware, but recently realized s/he shows no signs of growing tail feathers (the breeder has rumpless Araucanas)...
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    their combs are less developed than the BR and Delaware cockerels, but more so than the pullets, any ideas on which they are?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Sorry - I always notice back ground stuff - are you feeding boiled egg?

    If so you should really break it mash it - smush it, so they do not see (reconise) an egg nice and freshly laid - and EAT IT.... you need to make it NOT look like an egg.....
     
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  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I didn't have time to mash up a dozen eggs, thought I'd see how they did with these. Usually I do try to chop them up. It'll be a long time before any of these kids see a fresh egg. [​IMG]
    Possibly a very loooooooooong time...... [​IMG]
     
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  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    How old are they?
     
  5. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    sorry - they're 6 weeks
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    they are very large combs. They look like roosters.
     
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    The rumpless one could be mixed with an araucana, but not pure. Araucana have a pea comb. [​IMG]
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, even easter eggers typically have a pea comb. Did those hatch out of blue/green eggs?

    Jody
     
  9. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Quote:No -- they came disguised as Delware eggs.
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Did you check to see if there was a "tail". Sometimes it can get picked at a look as if they are rumpless. The pea comb is usually dominant over single. If the eggs were mixed I would assume that at least one would have a pea comb.

    I think they are delawares.
     

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