what breed might this hen and rooster be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by babyblue, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. babyblue

    babyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2009
    I was given these little guys as peeps and told they where EE's. the rooster was a lighter colored chipmunk and the hen a dark colored chipmunk. however all grown up they have, to my eye, no EE traits at all. are they just very muttly chickens or a cross of something specific? the first is the hen, then the egg she may have laid on the right hand side. it looks nothing at all like all the BOs eggs that have been laying for months. last of all is the rooster with his ugly pink legs...naturaly pink not pecked at or anything they have been yellow and pink from when he was tiny.

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I'm no expert, but I do see some coloring in your female that resembles my EE. But my EE has a pea comb and muffs. So I say you have an EE crossed with something else.

    The roo I have no clue, except I can tell he's barred.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Now that I think about it, your female could be a welsummer cross. She's got the salmon colored chest, black in the neck feathers and gray undercoat that my welsummer pullets have.

    Geez, I'm no help. Sorry.
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  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    The roo looks like a golden cuckoo maran maybe crossed, or maybe just a throw off that the black shows through.
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  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    The pink in his legs is due to male hormones. Roosters legs do that.
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Now that people know EEs are mutts, they call every cross bred chicken an EE. I don't see any EE characteristics in those birds either, so you are correct in thinking that's not what they are. They are just a cross of 2 chickens..no special name unless you can figure out what crosses made them and since there's no blue egg gene involved, definitely no EE in there. That rooster is really cool looking!
  8. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2009
    20 min N of Denver
    I think the hen looks like a welsummerXRIR or something close to that.
  9. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.
    Female's neck and tail remind me of my Welsummers. Roo,, that's a different story. I had one like him and someone suggested some barred red sexlink cross. Beauty, though.
  10. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:THANK YOU, I was wondering if there was something wrong with my roo's legs.

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