Barnyard special? Five toes, easter egg coloring, two weeks old. Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by weesy68, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. weesy68

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    This is my mystery chick, she is being raised by my broody silkies but the eggs came from a farm where there were many breeds mixed in together.
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  2. PippyChicken

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    Looks kinda like a cornish cross..
     
  3. key west chick

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    Hmmmm, 5 toes but no leg feathering. Dorking maybe? Houdans have 5 toes and no leg feathers but I dont see a crest or any poof on his head. That funky comb makes me think Sicilian Buttercup. But I have no idea where its coloring came from.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Buttercups don't have 5 toes.

    The only breeds that I'm aware of that have 5 toes are:
    Silkies
    Dorkings
    Faverolles
    Houdans


    Darnit, I know I'm forgetting another breed, but can't think of it off the top of my head.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    According to google, sultans have 5 toes too. ETA: But they also have feathered shanks, so that rules it out for this chick.
     
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  6. silkydragon

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    comb looks like my mixed breed bantys i got from amish
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    This one is going to bug the heck out of me. Do you know the breeds they have? (where you got the eggs)

    If this chick had buttercup in it, I'd think the legs would be green. I believe green legs are dominant? (not positive on that though)

    I do think the chick is a male no matter what breed it is.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The comb surely looks like a buttercup X silky cross. Is there any other breed that has that type comb?
     
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  9. damarisgw

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    I have a rooster with a buttercup and his dad was a polish and momma was a barred rock he looked exactly like that except the fifth toe ...
    Probably not helpfull at all but yea [​IMG]
     
  10. Goose and Fig

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    One of my broodies just hatched out a chick 3 generations removed from silkie, and it still has the 5th toe. No black skin or other silkie traits. That extra toe on your chick could be from way back. Would like to see how your little one grows up!
     

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