Barred Breed & Gender Guess

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JensMaverick, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had two eggs hatch that were given to us. I am guessing that they are barnyard mixes. The eggs were supposed to have been cochins, polish or silkies. The first one has some feathering on it's legs and 5 toes...so I am thinking silkie mix? So any guess on breed or gender on these two?


    5 toes, some feathering on legs. Thinking maybe a cockerel?
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    Clean legged, 4 toes. Pullet?
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    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They look like barred rock crossed with salmon faverolle. I think your gender guesses look right, a rooster and pullet.
     
  3. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply @oldhenlikesdogs I was hoping I was wrong...so many roos around here. Surprisingly enough our top roo leaves him alone. Which normally he isn't very accepting of other males. That is why I was hoping possibly we had two pullets.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree, a cockerel and a pullet.

    I can see the silkie characteristics in him, but not first generation, more like a mix of mixes.

    She's pretty generic looking, no traits of those breeds listed. But she's a pullet, that counts for something!

    Your older rooster probably just doesn't see this little guy as a challenge yet. You may be fine through the winter, but come spring when his hormones start flowing, they will have issues with each other.
     
  5. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any chance they could be part cuckoo Marans?
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    could be. Looks like white skin, so Marans could be in the mix.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Could be from an Olive Egger project involving Ameraucana and Cuckoo Marans. Would explain the coloring, the feathered legs, and the muffs.
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still going with the Favorelle cross. Comb, beard, leg color, leg feathers, and fifth toe on the male are good indicators.
     
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