What breed is my roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blessedholler, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. blessedholler

    blessedholler Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there. I am new to BYC. We have small flock of EEs. I was wondering if you could tell me if this roo is an EE? He looks different from the other roosters. He also has yellow feet and all of our other EEs have slate colored feet. He's also so much bigger than all of the other chickens. We got them mid May at about 1 week old. Is he an EE? Thank you!!!
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd call him an ee, or an ee mix. I was surprised how fast the dark legs bred out of my hatchery ee once I started crossing them with leghorns--first generation birds had yellow legs! I'd thought the darker legs would hang on forever. Your rooster might just have more non-ee production layer background, the hatcheries infuse production breeds every so often to keep those girls laying so much!
     
  3. blessedholler

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    Thank you for the information.
     
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  5. blessedholler

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    Thank you. Do the yellow legs (gene) have anything to do with the EE egg color?
     
  6. chickenboy190

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    Well legs don't have anything to do with eggs .
     
  7. blessedholler

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    hehe! Thanks, I think I've just confused myself trying to read all the info on EE's, Araucanas, and Ameraucanas, my head is spinning. lol. This is all still pretty new to me.
     
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    It's okay.
     
  9. donrae

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    Folks get confused on that all the time! Cause ee tend to have green or dark legs, and lay green eggs, they think the two are related, but they're not. Neither are the muffs or beard, or a particular color. My understanding is the pea comb is pretty closely linked on the dna to the gene for blue or green eggs, so that's the best thing to go on, and your boy had a nice pea comb from what I can see.

    My leghorn/ee crossed had funky combs, yellow legs, white earlobes and laid huge pale mint green eggs. Go figure!
     

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