No idea what she could be!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Miriah132, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Miriah132

    Miriah132 Chirping

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    7FDF223F-273B-432E-B9AF-0C5D6453A0BB.jpeg FA7E0C1B-A8CA-44E6-9F70-D7399DA330A0.jpeg A2387AE7-B648-4550-A46B-8B9AE29D3114.jpeg I bought two Easter Eggers from my local feed store that I bought most of my backyard girls from. One is definitely what you imagine when you think of an Easter Egger, the other I have no idea what she could be. His birds are hatchery quality but he never has mixed breeds(besides the EEs). So what is this girl? She is 6 months old and started squatting but hasn’t laid yet. She’s also a lot smaller than most of my hens but so is my EE I bought with her. I think something might have stunted their growth.
     
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  2. MattCopeland

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    Looks like a young brown leghorn pullet to me. Very pretty and should lay lots of white eggs for you.
     
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  3. sannabelle

    sannabelle Crowing

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    I actually have an Easter Egger that looks very similar to this girl- she is small and lays a peach colored egg. Her name is Runt. I don’t have pictures on my phone but can take some tomorrow!
     
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  4. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    Silver leghorn
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    (this picture was from google)
     
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  5. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    I'm getting 5 silver leghorns from McMurray this spring, I have heard good things about them. Silver Leghorns lay white eggs and are very similar to other leghorn varieties. They are a pretty uncommon bird and labeled as "rare" by most hatcheries. I'm surprised a feed store had them. The rarest bird i've seen at a feed store was a Golden Laced wyandotte, and that's a pretty common breed :lol:
     
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  6. RoostersAreAwesome

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    She is definitely a mix, judging by that slight crest. Might be a cream legbar/silver leghorn mix. That would technically make an easter egger, since easter eggers are technically just mixes that lay colored eggs.
     
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  7. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    Yea, she might be a CL SL cross, when she starts to lay if she is that cross she will have blue eggs. Blue is dominant over white. You can see some of her feathers behind the head sticking up, maybe that is her crest :lol: If she lays white eggs then I think it is a pure SL.
     
  8. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Crowing

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    And yep, EE is a bird that lays colored eggs that is not a purebred, they can come in almost any size, shape, or color.
     
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  9. Miriah132

    Miriah132 Chirping

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    That’s gotta be it! She’s identical!
     
  10. Miriah132

    Miriah132 Chirping

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    I didn’t even notice the little crest. I’m excited to see what kinda egg she will lay. All the EEs I got from him have had muffs and looked exactly like what you would imagine an EE to look like so I figured she might be something else!
     
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