Possible Easter Eggers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CompostQueen, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. CompostQueen

    CompostQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 25 assorted female chicks and most of them I can identify (or believe I can! [​IMG]) but there are 5 brown ones. And within the 5 there are two variations one lighter and one darker. Their feet are slightly green, do green feet always mean EE?

    They are a little over a week old.

    This is chick # 1 and represents the lighter colored chicks.

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    This is chick # 2 that represents the darker ones.

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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
  2. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like EEs to me with their leg colors and cheek tufts!
     
  3. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x3 EE for sure. Black ones prolly are BR
     
  5. CompostQueen

    CompostQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I agree about the black ones. I think we also have some RIR, two turkens and A Lot of Leghorns!
     
  6. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

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    Yep! They look exactly like my EE's did when little. So cute!
     
  7. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go with EEs -- but their markings are like my brown leghorns and some welsummers. The muffs are a giveaway on the EEs.
     
  8. CompostQueen

    CompostQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I was wondering if they were Welsummers initially too. So are EE a cross between breeds?
     
  9. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are crosses that have (hopefully) the gene to lay blue-green eggs. Your first one looks exactly like mine!
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I was wondering if they were Welsummers initially too. So are EE a cross between breeds?

    EEs are a cross, yes, between just about any large fowl breed and one that carries the gene for blue and/or green eggs. Their eggs may be brown, lightly tinted pink, blue, or green. Usually they're mixed with RIR, NHR, BO, and the like. The "chipmunk" look is the "classic" EE - with the stripes and the puffy cheeks. EEs can also show up without muffs, beards or puffy cheeks. They're true "mutts." I happen to love mutts.....
     

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