question about breed of new hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fresheggs4u, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just today successfully hatched "white" Americauna chicks from a mail order of eggs. 6 or the 8 are yellow and 2 are very colorful brown striped chicks. Really cute! Have I been sold a mixed breed of eggs? I'm was wanted tinted egg layers. Sorry that I don't have pics to post. the chicks seems to be really puffy around their cheeks. Especially the yellow ones.

    thanks!
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
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    Hi, pics would definitely help here, and maybe if you put it in "what breed or gender is this"--you ihgt get better hits.
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are not all white chicks obviously. It will be a few weeks before anyone can say for sure if they are mixed breed though. What color are the legs right now?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They are probably EE chicks, which means that they will carry the colored egg genes, but not be true to the APA standards. Doesn't matter if you just want colorful eggs and fun chickens!

    I think the color white does hide other colors too so even if the parents are white, I think you can have offspring like you have there.
     

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