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Breed and gender please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sparrow73, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. Sparrow73

    Sparrow73 New Egg

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    Hi all, newbie here. I do not have chickens (town won't allow it), but I work at a shelter and someone brought in this chicken. She found it in the road and almost hit it and with all the snow we have and no houses nearby, they "rescued" it. Now I'm trying to figure out its gender and breed so we can adopt it out properly. Thanks for any assistance!

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    He's pretty :) He's a rooster, and he's a mix of some sort - I would guess there's some silkie in there.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a mixed breed rooster to me. He could have some Polish in him or Sillkie.
     
  4. Indyshent

    Indyshent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or both. I've seen the colors more often on Polish, but he has really thin, soft feathers and that looks more Silkie to me. Silkie mixes rarely look much like Silkies without the namesake fluff though :( He's really fluffy about the bum, which makes me think buff Orpingtons though.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Silkie mix rooster.
     
  6. Sparrow73

    Sparrow73 New Egg

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    So definitely rooster then. Ok. He hasn't crowed yet, and he doesn't have a pronounced wattle, could he be young? I did notice some pretty big spurs, and I guess the long tail feathers add to the male determination?
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    It's his comb type that determines if he has a large comb and wattles, plus he has a muff and a beard which impede wattle growth. He's got a different type of comb than you see on other roosters with large combs, and it will probably never get any bigger than it already is. The large spurs mean he's probably at least a year or older - my roosters never get really large fully developed spurs until at least a year.
     
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  8. Michael OShay

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    X2 on Silkie mix rooster. He's definitely old enough to be crowing, but I've had an occasional rooster that was really slow to begin crowning.
     
  9. Sparrow73

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    Thank you so much guys! Someday I'll move and be able to have chickens of my own, so maybe I'll hang about and try to learn a bunch before I take the plunge. :) You're very helpful! Thanks again.
     
  10. BantamLover21

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    Mixed breed rooster.
     

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