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

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    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.

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    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
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    Lemon's Fluffy Cheeks
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    Lemon's Side
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    Lemon's Feet
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    Lemon's Comb
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    Lemon's Back
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  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

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    EE's have blue/green legs....
     
  4. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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