Any ideas on this guy's heritage?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SweetMotherOfMars, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has an EE mom, we hatched him out of an olive egg.
    The man at the farmers' market let us have half a dozen fertile eggs at the eating-egg price since we didn't care if we had purebreds. I didn't care what we had then, but now I'm curious.

    I realize he's a mutt, but what can you tell me about his comb and coloring?

    Evan:
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    Thanks!
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Almost looks like he has some maran in him- but with EEs you'll never really know. The mom was a mix to begin with so...
    I do like him though![​IMG]
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Oh- DUH! They probably used a maran to make the olive-egger to begin with. [​IMG]
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Maybe a little Silkie blood, EE obviously, Black Copper Marans?
     
  5. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you heard him crow yet? I dont see any pointy saddle feathers. Sure he's a boy?
     
  6. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks HappyMtn & Kooshie! Maran would make sense. There are certainly some gorgeous Maran eggs posted on this site. I think he's lovely, but I'm a little biased. [​IMG]

    KWC, out of the 4 that I think are boys, he is the quietest. The last time I saw him crow (2-3 weeks ago) I'd been petting him on my lap and when he got down he bragged to the others that I was playing favorites.

    I'd love it if I'm wrong, though. Out of 5 hatchlings we only have one pullet. *sigh*

    See https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=237701 for the others.
     
  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    EE/ameracaunas have peacombs (though some can be straight) and Marans, have a straight (Single) comb. This bird has a walnut comb, seen in oriental games, Sumatras (could explain his dark plumage and the mulberry color on the comb.), and a few other breeds..
     
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  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    EE/ameracaunas have peacombs (though some can be straight) and Marans, have a straight (Single) comb. This bird has a walnut comb, seen in oriental games, Sumatras (could explain his dark plumage and the mulberry color on the comb.), and a few other breeds..

    Ahhhh- yes- the sumatra could explain the long tail. Maybe it is a girl [​IMG]
     
  9. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is I'm sending both of you virtual kisses!
    Sumatra, huh? *runs to look them up*
     
  10. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *sigh*
    Pulled the 3 other cockerels out and moved them (noisy boys). After about 25 minutes alone with the pullet Evan started crowing.

    He's been quiet since. I put up a dark blue net (actually football jersey material we found at a sale) around the pen, limiting his field of vision. We'll see how long that works. [​IMG]
     

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