Please help! Easter Egger experts needed!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Careta, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Careta

    Careta Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everybody,

    I desperately need help sexing my 14 week old easter egger 'Big Peep'.
    We really need to try and work it out because his/her best friend 'Little Peep'is a rooster and has to go back to the hatchery as we aren't allowed to keep roosters and we need to know if Big Peep should go too or be integrated with our other chickens.
    Anyone have ideas?
    Thanks so much for any help.


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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    That's a pullet. [​IMG]

    Curious though, you sure that's an EE? Its comb looks like a single comb, and everything else says a normal Polish cross with something else. . . Is that Lavender coloring I'm seeing or White?
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    At fourteen weeks, that looks like a pullet.
     
  4. Careta

    Careta Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I so hope she is a girl. I really love her!
    It's just breaking my heart to give up little peep who is a cochin bantam of unbelievable cuteness!

    Illia, please do tell me more about what breed you think she (hopefully) is. She was sold to me as an Aracuana but I believe they need to be tufted ?? I'mm very new to chickens as you can probably tell. I'm really hoping to get coloured eggs. I presume a Polish cross would have white eggs. She is lavender. A very pretty light lavender. Does that make a difference to possible breed?
     
  5. Crickett B

    Crickett B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have to agree with Illia on the polish cross theory.

    This is my Easter Egger, girl......Goldie
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    Ps, Love your roo in the back ground, he is handsome!
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  6. Careta

    Careta Out Of The Brooder

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    It does look like a single comb. Your chicken is gorgeous!
    I don't understand how I could get a polish though. As far as I know that hatchery doesn't even do Polish. Unless their egg suppliers didn't tell them the correct thing.
    My rooster is handsome! He is so sweet I have to show you a picture.... or two! Unfortunately he has to go back to the hatchery but at least he will have a happy life with lots of hens to chase...
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  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Umm, are you from the UK, Australia, or New Zealand by any chance?

    Lavender is pretty hard to keep if you're making Easter Eggers. . . And if your seller told you she's an Araucana, I believe she is, but a cull one. Araucanas in the UK, Australia, and NZ can be tailed and crested, but usually have a beard and muffs. They're commonly found in the Lavender color though. [​IMG]
     
  8. Careta

    Careta Out Of The Brooder

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    You're like a chicken detective Illia [​IMG]
    Yes, I am in Western Australia. I get really confused about the differences in the Araucanas in different regions. I'm not sure what you mean about being a
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    Thanks very much for your help so far. I'm really hoping for colored eggs so I'd be glad if she is an Araucanas!​
     
  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    cull: a breeders bird that is not up to quality or they do not want to breed with her so they give or sell her.
     
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    It's hard to know if she'll lay colored eggs, because her comb looks to be single, but somewhat modified- I think there's a chance she'll lay colored for you.

    Lovely girl!!
     

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