The EE braggers thread!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KatyTheChickenLady, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    They'll look a lot like typical Easter Eggers - Brown birds with scattered patterning on the back, possibly other regions of the body, males will be the typey BBR color. Some may come out blue-based too.
     
  2. LazyQ

    LazyQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 EE chicks that htched on December 6th. They about 7 weeks old.
    I had read about sexing EE chicks by feather growth. When they were 10 days old I separated the. The ones with long wing and tail feathers I put in one cage and the others in another. I ended up with 6 chicks in each cage. I moved them outside to some hanging cages yesterday and this morning my son came down and I had him hold one of each up so I could maybe get pictures showing the difference in the birds.

    I call this a pullet.
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  3. LazyQ

    LazyQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one I call a cockerel.
    I like this guys color. He may not get sent away to freezer camp.
    He still; doesn't have any tail feathers BUTT, his sideburns are popping out.
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  4. nzchicke

    nzchicke Out Of The Brooder

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    this is one of my beautiful EE from my "double laced EE" project she is 3/4 barnevelder 1/4 araucana. (our araucanas are crested)
    I just love them!!

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  5. nzchicke

    nzchicke Out Of The Brooder

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  6. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess I need to get some pics of my girls! I've got 2 EE's, Trixie, who is mostly gold, muffless, and lays pale minty colored eggs daily (my first layer too!), and Dixie, who is brown and black with a poofy muff, and lays a slightly darker mint green egg nearly daily. Trixie is my most skittish girl and Dixie is one of my friendliest. I have to be careful with Dixie as her favorite place to be seems to be on my back with her face buried in my hair. If I'm not paying attention, I'm guaranteed to have muddy feet prints all over my shirt! [​IMG]
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    My Polish do that a lot - If I go out to visit the pasture, I'm bound to have a Polish on my shoulder, head, chest, knee, whatever works.


    Nice Araucana x Barnies. I'm assuming you're from Aussie, NZ, or the UK? Did you use duckwing-based Araucanas to do it? They're your best, quickest route.
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is my EE roo. His mom is pure black Ameraucana (she is the one in my avatar) and his dad is a Black Copper Marans. Will he pass on the blue egg gene or is his comb such that he is probably carrying the brown egg gene?

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  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's carrying both [​IMG] He's technically an Olive Egger, so he'll pass on both darkish eggs and blue eggs. Breed him back to a Marans (always an S in the name) and you'll get really dark greenish brownish eggs. Breed him back to a blue layer and you'll get minty to khaki-esque green eggs. Breed him to another "Olive Egger" and you'll get quite a variety of layers from normal dark brown to blue to green to anything else in between.
     
  10. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Erda, UT
    Thanks!!!
     

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