5 toes, feathered feet, crests, what are they ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenTenderKesha, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. ChickenTenderKesha

    ChickenTenderKesha Songster

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    I picked up these 7 chickens and didn’t think to ask the breeds and it wasn’t stated in the ad. They had been mixed in with some pheasants and the people had some very interesting birds in another pen nearby, but no other chickens besides the ones in the pens I was shown to. If there’s any photos I’m missing or if you’d like a specific/better photo just let me know and I can try my best to get some more! Thank you for your help!!

    Blue and the white smooth are around 15 weeks old, while the others fall under a window of 11-13 weeks old. Also, if anyone can confirm Ori is the ONLY cockerel I'd be ever thankful!! :fl

    Ori cockerel? (11-13 weeks)
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    Echo (11-13 weeks)
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    Brown Frizzle (11-13 weeks)
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    Alteria/Terry (11-13 weeks)
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    Pip (11-13 weeks)
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    Blue (15 weeks)
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    White Smooth (15 weeks)
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    They are silkie mixes, possibly with cochins.
     
  3. TwoChicksChix

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    I'm thinking that most of them are mixes, probably silkie/cochin or something of the sort. Silkies are known to have five toes, black skin, feathered feet, and head poofs.

    Ori is definitely a cockerel, but the others are difficult for me to gauge. Silkies are known to be late sexers, but depending on what breed they're mixed with, that can determine how early they might start showing combs and wattles. Maybe somebody else can help with that part.
     
  4. MROO

    MROO Crossing the Road

    X2. But something to remember - if Ori is going to be your flock's rooster, make sure he doesn't have any frizzled hens - or at least that you don't hatch eggs from his frizzled ladies. Breeding frizzle to frizzle is a recipe for nasty feather issues.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Silkie mixes. Cool looking birds!
     
  6. ChickenTenderKesha

    ChickenTenderKesha Songster

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    Thank you everyone!! I’m hoping they’re all silkie x cochin mixes :fl

    Couldn’t the feathers be a good way to tell? Even if it’s just for the older two right now? I could possibly confirm they are pullets since there’s no saddle feather development (although it looks like Ori has some development there?)

    I actually have 2 “Ameraucana” cockerels alongside Ori that are a bit older than him. I don’t have a full plan for Ori yet but I really don’t want to get rid of him as he’s stolen my heart :barnie

    I’ve done the research on frizzles before so I know all about the poor frazzle babies. Thank you for the heads up though, it’s always good to make a point of things like that!
     
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  7. MROO

    MROO Crossing the Road

    :love Ori is awfully cute - and I'll bet he's got an awesome personality. Some of them are just meant to stay, aren't they?!
     
  8. homeschoolin momma

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    They are silkie mixes and they are adorable! Too early to completely tell sex, silkies are notoriously difficult, but Ori does look like a cockerel. He doesnt have as much poof and his combs and wattles are already popping out. If he's got your heart and you have have another roo, then keep him and enjoy him.
     
  9. ChickenTenderKesha

    ChickenTenderKesha Songster

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    There’s always a select few you just can’t get rid of!! I’m hoping maybe I can find him some girls to live with in a separate coop on the other side of my house. I’ll have a good view of the small coop from inside that way.. His little pose and strut are my favourite to watch :lau

    Time to find this little man some ladies!!
     
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  10. Northern Flights

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    Holy cow! Its like some kinda freaky Paris fashion show mixed with weird European sports cars from the 30s. Extraordinary birds!
     

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