what is my olive egger going to look like?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Soot the silkie, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just been wondering what my frizzle olive egger chick is going to look like when she grows up. Is she going to be mottled? Plain brown? Can anyone tell if she has the frizzle gene because she doesn't have feathers on her feet and my other frizzle does so I don't know if she's frizzled. [​IMG]
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Chipmunk indicates more of the "wild type" pattern which usually turns into some form of partridge coloring.

    As to frizzle, I can't answer that as I've never owned a frizzle, but feet feathering or lack thereof won't make a difference as it is the frizzle factor in the feathers. Often it is seen with foot feathering because the most common frizzled bird is a Cochin, which has feathered feet.

    As EE's are hybrids of Ameraucana or Araucana on one side and any other breed on the other, to achieve frizzle a feathered footed Cochin may have been used for the one...or not...as again frizzle can happen in any breed of chicken if selection has been done for the frizzle factor.

    At least my understanding,
    Lady of McCamley
     
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  3. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you! I was hoping for partridge colouring
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What do you know about her parentage? A frizzled isn't common in the breeds commonly used to make an OE, making me curious.
     
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  6. Soot the silkie

    Soot the silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really know much about her parentage. We got her from a local person who hatches rare breed eggs and sells them. I actually think the chick that I previously thought was a frizzle OE may actually be a Maran/Legbar, and the person messed up when they sold me two frizzle OE's and a Maran/Legbar, because the tiny wing feathers that are coming in look exactly the seem on one supposed frizzle and the cross. That's really all I know
     
  7. GardenWren

    GardenWren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been raising frizzle of different varieties for a few years now and have found they're all a bit different depending on the lineage. All of my frizzle are either easter eggers or olive eggers, but that's what I've specifically bred for. As for the chick, you'll be able to tell immediately if it's a frizzle or not as soon as it first begins to featherout. Frizzle feathers curl back on themselves instead of laying flat and overlapping.
     
  8. GardenWren

    GardenWren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious how your chick feathered out? Did she end up being a frizzle?
     

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