question about breed of new hatch

fresheggs4u

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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!
 

kstaven

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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?
 

silkiechicken

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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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