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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Dec 5, 2009.
melanized silver duckwing
Likely some pattern gene in there too, but not sure.
Thank you very much
Man, why can't I seem to get anything but the borring brown "partridge" ish EEs?! I want some hens colored like these!
Quote:I can help you with that. we have a wide variety of colored hens from blue to black and in between. And three EE Roos who are very stunning as they are from a Lav Ameracuana roo over EE hens.
I can't do roos I do have some EE chicks on the way...a bunch of them. The plan is to get rid of all the boring colored ones, and keep the interesting ones and see how they turn out!
Well don't get rid of the, until they molt then. Ours molted and their coloring became amazing.
Quote:Chicks on the way and
Quote:I kept hearing that about EE, so was excited about our first molt wondering how the girls were going to change in amazing ways .......................................... of the 19 girls that went through the molt only one had any changes at all, Skyfire (I've posted many pics of her on this thread) and she is still basically the same except she got some blue "polka dots" on her back.
I've never heard of that.
None of mine have ever truly made changes, but, my serious advice would be to only get rid of the boring ones by the time they're 5 months old. Some colors can really pop out and finish off the detailing once the pullet is at laying age. My oldest Polish cross Easter Egger only strutted her double-lacing and gold breast/neck once she was about 5-6 months old. I have some EE chicks right now that look kinda bland in my opinion (black and brown smudged) but I know in a couple months they'll turn to some nice spangled, laced, pencilled, and double laced patterning.
well, I have like 14 birds right now, and the minimum I could order for a delivery this early was 15 I still haven't gotten rid of my three monster EEs...I guess I shouldn't say I cant do roos, but that I won't with such close neighbors.
Maybe if I can place a bunch of my current birds (my neighbor behind me has kids, now THEY want chickens, so I said I would give them a few, but they only want three ), I will grow out the EEs till I can tell what kind of colors they are going to be!
I know how dramatically they can change...
My latest little fuzzy went from this
Wasn't really expecting that one!