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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Free Feather, Nov 14, 2015.
I ordered Easter Egger eggs off of a person on BYC and had to wait a week before setting them because my broody bailed on me and I had to get an incubator. I had issues with temperature and humidity fluctuations and faulty thermometer so it looks like I am only getting one chick. The father was a Wheaten Ameraucana and the mother was some Easter Egger. Is this chick some color I have never heard of,with pink skin, beak,feet, and comb, or is he partially albino? He does have dark eyes, and his legs are feathered like there is a marans on the mother's side.
If he was truly albino he would lack the pigment in his eyes too, I believe.
That is what I thought, but I have read a bit on it and seen previous threads on here, and I guess there are different kinds of albino? I do not know for sure. If he/she is not albino, I just wondered what color the chick is and what he will look like when he gets older.
X2 on Jedwards' post.
All of my other Easter Eggers have dark legs, beak, and toenails. Why is this one pink?
Not albino. In order to be albino, the skin, legs, and feathers must be white, and the eyes should be red. The only albino factor is the white feathers, which some chickens have.
Actually, white is a pigment. Pink is what it would look like without color.
Does it have 5 toes? Salmon Faverolle chicks look similar to the one pictured/described, with feathered, white legs, and puffy cheeks, but they also have a 5th toe.
I do not know, it would have to be on the mother's side, and I have not seen the mother. Agape (the chick) hatched out of a green egg. I will go check for a fifth toe, but the faverolle could be way back in the mother's bloodlines, so even though a fifth toe is dominant, it might not show up.