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Questions about my Easter Egger

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AmandaMae, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. AmandaMae

    AmandaMae Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently received 8 chicks,all different breeds from a mail order. They are now 3.5 weeks old. One is an Easter Egger and she is the slowest to develop.I know all breeds develop differently and have different features. But I'm starting to wonder whether she really is a she for some reason. She is also the most shy out of all chicks. Also has a ton of toes! I am new to this...I've included a few photos..I appreciate any insight!

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  2. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Now, don't take this as gospel, since photos are not reliable indicators of color. But the comb appear more pink than pale yellowish. It may be a cockerel. They do tend to lag on tail and wing development.

    Watch the comb. It will turn more red each week if it's a male. Compare to the other pullets. If the comb is as pale yellow as the others, then it's a pullet.
     
  3. Allkindsofkinds

    Allkindsofkinds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is not an ee. That is a salmon faverolle.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    x2, and it might be a cockeral if it continues to feather darker.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. It is a Faverolles pullet. Definitely female even with the slow feathering. Where did you get her?
     
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  6. AmandaMae

    AmandaMae Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry I'm just now seeing everyone's reply! I got her from My Pet Chicken. Was supposed to be an Easter Egger. If it's a salmon faverolle that is just fine :) Week 5 and "she" is still the slowest to develop. All other chicks are mostly feathers and bits of fuzz. She's half and half, feathers slowly coming in. Also still the least social and just started perching. It's so hard to tell with the combs as I have 7 other chicks all different breeds. Everyone's combs seem to be a bit different.
     
  7. Allkindsofkinds

    Allkindsofkinds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What other breeds did you order? She may have been a hatch day substitute if their ees did not hatch as they had expected.
     
  8. AmandaMae

    AmandaMae Out Of The Brooder

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    I did click the no substitutions box when ordering. Mainly because I red into the breeds and choose for specific reasons. I chose the Easter eggs because I love the fluffy face... but I'm happy with the chicks cute little face no matter what breed! Also choose a barred rock (my favorite chick), red star, silver laced Wyandotte, speckled Sussex, white crested polish bantam, white silkie bantam and buff orphington.
     
  9. Allkindsofkinds

    Allkindsofkinds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then you'll want to call the company. Because you did not want substitutions, someone mixed up the faverolle bin for the ee bin.who knows if others got the same mistake.
     
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