Who's the daddy?! Help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jordanbrooke, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. jordanbrooke

    jordanbrooke New Egg

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    So, long story short, I have a mixed flock. Two roosters have mated with my Easter egger. (She's the dark grey pictured) I KNOW from hatching so many from her and my ameraucana rooster (the face shots), that they throw consistently identical babies. I added a spitzhauben Roo (also, in the pictures) a little over three weeks ago and am wondering who is the daddy of this new baby! (Notice the yellow legs and yellow feathers)! All parties involved have slate legs, this baby has yellow. Help me!!
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers are wild cards for the most part, they can throw tons of things! My guess will go to the EE as the daddy because I don't see a crest yet on the baby :)
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The Spitzhauben is going to produce chicks with some very funky combs. The Splash Ameraucana rooster is always going to produce chicks with pea combs and muffs. Skin color can be difficult to determine at such a young age. Neither rooster would produce yellow skinned offspring. Both are breeds with white skin, which is dominant.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    No other roosters? Young cockerels, maybe?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. jordanbrooke

    jordanbrooke New Egg

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    There are no other roosters. The Easter Egger is the hen. I really have no idea how this chick came out with yellow legs. I'm very confused. Just when I think I am beginning to understand things, I get a chick that confuses me. Could the Easter Egger have thrown the yellow legs somehow?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yellow skin is recessive.
     
  8. Devw

    Devw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that there is a different mother? Hens will often lay in each others nests.

    If not, my guess would be the ameraucana rooster because of the comb (or lack of) on the chick.
     

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