2 roos look alike, one frizzled, one normal - breed???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skyedobb, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. skyedobb

    skyedobb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] - flat feathers
    [​IMG] - frizzle


    From a very mixed flock/hatch so they could be mutts...but since they both look so alike (minus frizzle vs. flat), thought maybe not? Hatched May '09.
     
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  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    They look like EEs to me, but one question what color are their legs?
     
  3. lcw

    lcw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure thats frizzled. looks like its got silkie feathers. anyone else agree?
     
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  4. FLF

    FLF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an EE and a silkied EE. Very Pretty!
     
  5. Candachan

    Candachan Out Of The Brooder

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    The color patterns look an awful lot like Faverolles roosters.
     
  6. skyedobb

    skyedobb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The frizzle/silkie one has greenish/brownish/yellowish/grayish legs, and the smooth-feathered one has more brown/gray/black eggs, but in the right light I could be convinced that they have some green. I was thinking EE, too... Here are the potential breeds of the mixed flock: Roosters = golden polish, black cochin, easter eggers (blue,white and black feathers),welsummer,salmon faverolle and cuckoo maran; Hens = speckled sussex, gold polish, cresevour, dorkings,rhode island red, turken. I don't think the person I got the eggs from has any silkies, so that's why I was leaning frizzle. I've never been around frizzle so I really don't know. They're really nice roos, not aggressive at all, and what they are doesn't really matter. I was trying to sell them b/c I do have a couple/few too many for my hens especially with decreased roaming in winter but no one took me up on it. I was just curious.
     
  7. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    How many toes do they have?
     
  8. skyedobb

    skyedobb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't gone outside to check on toes yet but did email the person I got the eggs from and she did have a silkie roo and no frizzle, so it likely is a silkie cross! Thanks for that tip! [​IMG]
     
  9. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:And actually, I don't know that the toe thing will be that helpful now, as Faverolles, Dorkings, and silkies all have 5 toes! I think we can guarantee who the second roos daddy is though! That's definitely a silkie cross!
     
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Those are silkied feathers, not frizzled. Silkie feathers can be the result of a genetic mutation, not necessarily from a silkie parent. The only way to know for sure is to find out what their lineage is.
     

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