White easter egger or buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kathleens1979, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. kathleens1979

    kathleens1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok guys- I caved while at Big R and bought a chick I THOUGHT might be a white EE. It was in the "araucana" pullets bin (EEs from Mt. Healthy), but the same bin also had Buff Orps pullets in it too. This baby was a lighter yellow than anyone and has puffy cheeks (muffs), but her legs are yellow. Thoughts? I couldn't resist- we already have a white EE hen and she is a favorite. Hoping this one is another white EE! [​IMG]
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  2. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thoughts?

    I don't know, but those legs don't look yellow on my computer; they look EE colored!

    How does the comb look? Spikes (Orpington) or smooth-ish (EE)? Got a magnifying glass? My computer is leaning toward no spikes, but you have the chick right with you and can see better than I can.

    I think you called it correctly! [​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm leaning toward Ee and agree the comb should tell the story. Sawteeth mean straight, a flattish spot pea comb.
     
  4. Jynestia

    Jynestia Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I tack on a follow up question? Are all EE yellow?

    I just bought what I was told were 3 Auracana's (EE's right?) but they are dead on identical to the Welsummers in another post... which were in the same mixed bin with the Auracanas. They do have the smooth combs though, and tan feet instead of yellow.
     
  5. kathleens1979

    kathleens1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All good thoughts/ comments. Here is a pic of her comb- [​IMG]
    So hard to tell. Looks like nothing is there. Her legs are not yellow upon further inspection- more like a tanish greenish color.
     
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  6. kathleens1979

    kathleens1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most EEs are chipmunk striped (in my experience), but they can be any color. Our first EEs we hatched were all different, and one was a solid yellow chick who turned out to be Snowflake, our white EE hen who lays a pale bluish egg. White is recessive in Ameraucanas, so I suspect it is recessive in Snowflake. None of her babies have been white. I'm not sure exactly what the adult feathering was like because I sold them as chicks, but they were not solid yellow. I'm just on the hunt for another white EE.
     
  7. kathleens1979

    kathleens1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the comb of an ISA brown pullet chick: [​IMG] Potential EEs comb does not look like that. I see what you guys were saying. I never thought to compare combs!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's an Easter Egger. The greenish legs are a dead giveaway.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger.
     

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