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What Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mahubbard, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Mahubbard

    Mahubbard New Egg

    Jun 8, 2014
    I got the eggs and was told they were easter eggers but they look nothing like my other easter eggers. No puffy cheeks and a couple look like giants compared to the others. Beautiful birds just curious.[​IMG]



  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Were the eggs colored? Ya, they really don't look like the usual EEs, even though EEs are mixes so they can look like pretty much everything depending on what breeds they were using, with the black roosters in your pictures, since at least one has feathered feet and both look to have single combs, maybe they are Marans mixes and somebody was making olive eggers using Marans?
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
  4. Mahubbard

    Mahubbard New Egg

    Jun 8, 2014
    Ya the eggs were blue. I know EE are kinda a mix up the first ones I bought and hatched came in every color but black then I ordered these and they all hatched out black a couple have feathering on the legs and some don't.
  5. Blue Rooster

    Blue Rooster Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2014
    He looks a lot like my 4 month old rooster Dolan. He came from a blue egg also. He is a mix between an EE hen and a blue french maran rooster.

    We hatched him out with two others that were hens. All came from the same hen and rooster. and only one has the fluffy cheeks.
    We got Dolan who is black, Pipi who is brown with EE looks, and Whirlwind who is black and white. ALL HAVE THE SAME PARENTS. Its so cool how they are all different. Out of three only one looks like an EE and they all came from green eggs.

  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    My guess is someone was going for olive eggers. Basically makes them mixed breed cockerels.

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