so confused thought we had 2 roosters and 3 hens...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LMamaK, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. LMamaK

    LMamaK New Egg

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    a few weeks back i posted with question on the gender of our easter egger. almost everyone said rooster....however i had 4 eggs today and the smallest one is speckled and much darker. what i saw online so far says maybe that it would be a olive egger? anyone can help me out?
    here is the picture of the chicken i posted a few weeks ago of the chicken in question...
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    the black and white front middle one~
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    I don't have any experience with EE, but that is definitely a first egg from someone. If all others have been laying and she is the only suspect, then it has to be a she.[​IMG]

    You really should start an intro under the new members forum to get a proper welcoming.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Could get better individual pics of the EE? It would be easier to tell.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    your EE is still a cockerel.

    That small egg isn't necessarily a first egg, it's probably what is called a wind or fart egg. They usually don't have a yolk, and are a glitch in a hen's production system.

    When a hen lays a brown egg, the shell is manufactured as white, and the brown is a coating that's applied internally after the egg is formed. When a hen produces a tiny egg like this, the body doesn't get the signal to make less brown coating, so it applies the same amount of "paint", but to a lesser surface area. So, the paint is more concentrated and the egg is darker and often speckled looking. One of your girls just had a glitch is all. You may get a double yolker in the near future, or a shell-less egg while her system works things out.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Does that EE crow? How old is it?
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    The comb looks like one of a cockerel but better pictures would help.
     
  7. LMamaK

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    my question is the two brown leggers we have that laid their two eggs would they have still laid a regular egg as well as one of the wind eggs? we only have 5 chickens and we were told they were all hens. however we have one rooster (the loudest in the bund, with mohawk and silk big back feathers) a rhode island red (1 of 2) and so we are currently out of the 5 chickens getting 1 white egg and 2 brown eggs per day.

    we are so new to this so i appreciate your input!!
     
  8. LMamaK

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  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a definite cockerel.
     

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