White Easter Egger? Or unknown breed?

AccioSarah

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10 Years
Apr 21, 2010
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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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Lemon
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HHandbasket

The Chickeneer
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Jun 2, 2010
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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.
 

AccioSarah

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10 Years
Apr 21, 2010
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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?
 

sevenbabychicks

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Sep 9, 2010
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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
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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.
 

AccioSarah

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10 Years
Apr 21, 2010
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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!
 

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