What is an EE?

Lobzi

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May 6, 2008
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I see so many different looking chickens referred to as EEs. I got some "EE" eggs from a friend and one hatched. Its picture is below. What kind of chicken is it? Does anyone know?

It is about 5 days old in this pic.
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I call it Chipmunk because that is what its coloring and markings remind me of.
 

SteveH

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Nov 10, 2009
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Probably the earliest indicator is the pea comb usually changes to pink and then red on the males long before the pullets , probably starting around 4 or 5 weeks . Since they are usually of unknow breeding and all individuals vary in when they start showing signs of sexual maturity nothing is a hard and fast rule .
 

Lobzi

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May 6, 2008
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Yes, I always say the truth is in the comb. It has never failed me though I have tried hard to ignore what I know is the truth. Isnt there something about feathering out faster indicating a female too? Also, I saw on feathersite.com a picture of two week old Faverolle wing coloring as an indicator.

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the top is of the male, showing the darker coloring on the wing

I do enjoy watching them grow, photographing them myself and then using the information gained and photo data for further generation comparison.
 

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