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What's the deal with the hen in this pic?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by suburbanchick, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. suburbanchick

    suburbanchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 hens who were hatched around the same time... I'm thinking the same parents. However, Emily looks different from the other 3 SLW's. She's the one in the forefront... see how her head and neck is all puffy and the others are all smooth? Just wondering what the deal is. She is so different, she almost looks like a different breed. Her head almost looks like an eagle.

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    Here's another that's not such a great pic, but shows her neck a bit better.

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    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    That pouffy neck and those cheek puffs remind me of my EE, Cleo. [​IMG]

    Just had to add a picture of her....
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  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Looks like Emily is a cross of either EE or Americauna and a SLW. She's very pretty.
     
  4. suburbanchick

    suburbanchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, so maybe I'll get some blue eggs??? [​IMG]

    I'd be happy with ANY eggs at this point. They're only 4 months old, but it seems like I've been waiting forever!
     
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Maybe. The way I understand it is that the father determines what color egg his daughters will lay...So if the father was an EE or Americauna that carried the blue/green egg strain, then you very well might get some blue/green eggs... [​IMG]
     
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  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep a ee mix there for sure. She's got green legs!
     
  7. suburbanchick

    suburbanchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I forgot to mention the leg color. You guys are so smart!
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    E E for sure. I have five of them and all look like they posed for the quarter!! I have told my DH all along they look like eagles. The hatchery told me they were Americaunas...now I get confused on which ones have no butts?? I know these are eagle/like that is the only thing I know for sure. ha
     
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  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:From what I've been told true ameraucanas have slate colored legs and EE's have green legs. That one does look like my EEs.
     
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    So cool [​IMG]
     

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