What color? EE cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pbjmaker, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    What color would you call this EE chick? Is it "blue" or could it be called silver? The color shimmers if that helps.

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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it would be silver (splash) with some buff mixed in.
     
  3. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sure is pretty! [​IMG]
     
  4. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would call it blue birchen. The reddish head indicates it's color is based on the ER locus gene.
     
  5. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure of the color (maybe self blue/buff), but he sure is pretty. You may have to wait till he grows up.
    Hope the middle toe isn’t crooked, as I have noticed it to be a common genetic issue with the EE's. If it is you may be able to splint it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  6. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it will be a blue/buff color
     
  7. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love that color - it will be interesting to see what it looks like when it feathers out.
     
  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Her toes are fine - It was just how she was standing at that moment - but thanks for the concern [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Crooked middle toes are an incubation/nutrition issue; not genetic.
     
  10. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear [​IMG]
     

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