Barred Breed & Gender Guess

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

  1. JensMaverick

    JensMaverick Chirping

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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 Chicken tender 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 Chirping

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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 Chirping

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

    Gray Farms Crowing

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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 8 Years

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    agree with donrae
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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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 Crowing

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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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