sagging feathers on an E.E.?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aubreynoramarie, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    my girl is 11 weeks old. i can see a teeny baby tiny comb on her, but its got no color and is barely visible. Gosh i wish i had a picture, but let paint a mental one instead, shall we?

    has anyone else's easter egger pullets had feathers on thair tails that bend downwards? shes got pointy feathers on her neck...but pretty oval-ish on the rest of her body. just before her tail the feathers seem to push themselves out of the way, in a downward position, and then the tail. i just noticed today that two of her tail feathers sick out then point themselves straight down...curving, you know? ill have pictures next week (dont ask, its a silly story). i was just wondering if any one else had e.e. that had male-ish feathers but a female-ish comb and what it turned out to be...
     
  2. cterbizan

    cterbizan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have 9 like that here are a few pics of mine
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    the brown one is my hen the other is my roo
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  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    GREAT photos, very helpful. her feathers look like your last picture's hen ( but buff and white instead). its very confusing to me because these are my first chickens and she has absolutely NO comb or redness there-in. thanks for posting these! i feel a little bit better! (especially since shes my favorite!) do you know why easter eggers have such manly feathers?
     
  4. cterbizan

    cterbizan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not an expert but it is probably just because of all the mixes of breeds.
     
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    cterbizan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And sorry, I forgot to add thank you and I am glad I could help. With the EEs, I currently have 11 I have been going by the saddle feathers instead of neck feathers. I also have a Wels, that does the same thing. Out of 11 EEs I have 4 roos.
     

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