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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Urbanchicken62, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Urbanchicken62

    Urbanchicken62 Chirping

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    Bought Production Reds, Gold Sex Links, ISA Browns, and EE's. All are 8 weeks old.
    All were supposed to be sexed and pullets. As usual a few seem to be turning into boys and one of those doesn't look like any of the 4 types I bought.
    What is #1 ?? Looks Roo but what is he?
    The pics below #2,#3, and #4 were lavender EE chicks but #2's tail and red comb look roo.

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  2. Squishychicken

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    #1 is Male the rest are females but #2 looks iffy. Can you get better pics of that one?

    And then all are EEs cept #1 which dosent look like any of the breeds you got. What other breeds were avalible at the time when you got them. They may have mixed up bins. T
     
  3. Urbanchicken62

    Urbanchicken62 Chirping

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    Other breeds available were barred rocks, Asian blacks, and Buff Orps, so none of those.
    More of #2
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  4. Squishychicken

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    Number 2 is probably Male
     
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    cottontail farm Songster

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    wow you lucked out with some gorgeous birds!
     
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  6. Maugwa

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    Easter Egger is not a breed, It is any chicken that lays a colored egg. One hybrid that does this is Americana x Welsummer (this can also make an Olive Egger -- same deal, not a real breed, but based on egg color). Also an EE x EE can get EEs, but they have many variations, these F2, and further generations, F3, F4, etc. just keep throwing more and more varieties in the offspring. This isn't the only cross to get colored eggs, it's one of many. A Creme Legbar x a Buff Orpington can make an EE too. So if CL x BO can be EE, and A x W can be EE, your EE xEE could be (BO x CL) x ( W x A) or many more crosses yet. If you remember, or were exposed to Gregor Mendel in school, maybe you'll remember how a red petunia x a white petunia will get you all pink F1 offspring, but pink x pink gets 25% white, 50% pink, and 25% red F2 offspring. Well he was onto something, but he was only dealing with one trait -- when you start throwing in multiple traits, the math, and the possibilities get complicated quickly. When breeds and breed standards are made, birds are selected steering the breed toward the standards, or maintaining it within those standards. There are no breed standards for Easter Eggers other than egg color. So they aren't supposed to look like the others. They are like the snowflakes of chickens. Some may even lay brown or white eggs, technically those wouldn't be Easter Eggers even if both their parents were. ( Well the father obviously didn't lay any eggs, lol, but was called an EE based on his parents breeds, and the colored egg he probably came from, same for his father, etc.). It's more uncommon that you got most of them that look similar to each other, than it is finding one that looks different.
     
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  7. Stacyoung13

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    #1 kinda looks like a silver laced Wyandotte or mix
     
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