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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by magsrags, Mar 9, 2009.
#3 has another mix in there as he has some feathers on his legs.
Could be a girl. I think these are mostly EEs, magrag.
Mixed color easter egger, I am undecided on the sex of this one, but leaning towards pullet.
EEs are supposed to have green legs...
Quote:Not always. There is no standard for EEs. Just that they are a mix of Ameraucana or Araucana and another type of bird.
according to www.eastereggers.com
some are too dilute to be considered even EEs...
but you are right, other leg colors are acceptable. My mistake.
"Leg Color: Green is typical but other colors include, willow, slate, yellow."
Taken right from the site you posted.
Quote:LOL that site is interesting. I have been there before. There is just no way to standardize mutt chickens. That being said, I am a huge fan of Easter Eggers and enjoy the surprises they create.
Is this the reason for all the leg colors? Or is that because other birds are mixed in someplace along the line? I'd been told they were Araucana/Ameraucana with the 1 feathered leg a real mix. Hmmmm...............I am beginning to better understand thanks to you all lending me a hand.
There are tons of folks confused on this subject, Mags, because the hatcheries sell these birds as Ameruacana, Americana, Araucana. So the person you got them from might not realize they aren't.
Do a search and you will find lots of info. There is a nice informative thread on the Breeds section about the differences between EEs, Ameraucana and Araucana.
So the thing is, they are a mixture of Ameraucana, which has 8 recognized colors and lays a nice blue egg. The green legs must be a cross between the slate legs of the Ameraucana and some of the yellow legs of some standard breeds. But I had an EE roo with yellow legs.
I understand why there is confusion. If the hatcheries would officially change the name of their mutts to Easter Eggers, it would help clear things up.
Good luck with your chooks.