White Easter Egger? Or unknown breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AccioSarah, May 22, 2011.

  1. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2010
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Hello all! I recently received 6 lovely chicks from My Pet Chicken. We ordered three Buff Orpingtons, and Three Easter Eggers. Here is a picture of all six of them.


    We have been VERY confused by one chick though. One that my youngest sister has named "Lemon."
    Because of Lemon's light color, we had all assumed that we were given a fourth Buff Orpington, and only two Easter Eggers. Lemon has always had fluffy cheeks though.
    As she has gotten older (they are now 2 weeks old), she definitely doesn't look like the other buff orpingtons. For one, she is much larger than the other Buffs... the same size as the Eggers. The only reason I don't think she's an Easter Egger is because her feet are not the typical olive green, and are instead closer to the leg colors of the buffs, but a little darker. (and her comb seems different than a typical easter egger)

    Here are all of the photos I took of Lemon so you can get a good look at her. Is she an Easter Egger? Is it possible for them to be white? Or is she some other breed, or a sickly/weird buff orpington?

    A comparison of Lemon with one of the Easter Eggers

    Lemon's Fluffy Cheeks

    Lemon's Side

    Lemon's Feet

    Lemon's Comb

    Lemon's Back

  2. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I had a GORGEOUS white EE that I got from the local feed store. Not bad for a $2 chicken.

    When we moved out here, I got rid of my white chickens (easier for hawks to spot from the sky) so I rehomed her to a fellow BYCer who renamed her Snow and spoils her rotten.
  3. harmona1

    harmona1 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2010
    EE's have blue/green legs....
  4. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2010
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    I know that an Easter Egger's legs are supposed to be darker. We have two brown EE's in the brooder too and they have typical greenish legs.
    But could "Lemon" be a white Easter Egger with her lighter legs?
  5. paramedic07

    paramedic07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Bergman, AR
    it definitely is an EE. i have EE's with different colored legs like this one. look at its muffs and beard.
  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2010
    Saint Paul, MN
    Yep, she's an EE. A bet she'll grow up to be gorgeous! I've always wanted a white one [​IMG]

    Since an EE is not a breed of chicken, but a mix with (usually) a blue egg gene, they can come in any color. Yours seems to have the puffy cheeks and pea comb which most EEs have.
  7. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2010
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Fantastic!!! I was really hoping she would turn out to be an Easter Egger... I wonder if her pale legs means she'll lay light eggs? I guess I'll just have to wait and see!

    Thank you!
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote EE. I have had a white EE before.

    EEs are funny in that there are a lot of variations. I have had one with no muffs, but was sold from a hatchery as an EE.
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yes Lemon is an EE.

    No EE's do not only have green legs. Any leg color is possible as they are mixes.
  10. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Miller County Arkansas
    EEs generally have green/slate legs, puffy cheeks, pea combs, and lay colored eggs. They can be missing one or two of these traits and still be considered EEs.

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