Breed/Sex ID

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jocelyn86, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. jocelyn86

    jocelyn86 Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2016
    Hey there guys, this little one showed up under my coop mid-late August. I believe that he/she must have hatched on the other side of the fence and wandered over. He/she appears to be a mix - maybe between a Silkie (has fuzzy feet) and a black Australorp? Any ideas on sex or possible breed combos would be appreciated! THANKS!



  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Not a Silkie mix. Maybe a Cochin/Old English Game mix. Looks like a pullet.
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Thinking the same. Very likely a game mix, and a pullet.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I don't see silkie at all, and I really don't see Cochin either. Not sure what else would give the feathered legs......Marans have feathered legs but they're large and a totally different shape, with white skin. Faverolles have white skin, five toed and beards. Sultans have all the bells and whistles. Brahma have pea combs....maybe it could come from Cochin, but the other breed simply overwhelmed the body shape.

    black is a very dominant color, so if the Cochin was black, the other bird could have been pretty much any color besides dominant white or buff and you can get a solid black bird. I agree she looks very gamey, with that tail and stance.
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    My first thought with the first picture was that she had some Sumatra in her, right kind of body type, and the tail drapes nicely.

    But then her tail "squirrels" up like a Japanese when she stands, but the wings aren't long enough.

    Definitely a mix.

    My best guess?

    Sumatra would give dominant black with dominant pea comb (over something with single and even rose if right rose), and she just looks Sumatra-ish to me.

    Then something with feathered feet and tall bearing but still keeping it about a beard-less booted dUccle? Not a lot of feathering showed up, but that can happen with mixes of mixes.

    Interesting little bird. I bet she is sweet. She may just remain a mystery.

    Enjoy her. My "mystery" hatches have brought many pleasant surprises.

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 2 Lady of Mc
  7. jocelyn86

    jocelyn86 Out Of The Brooder

    May 16, 2016
    Thank you all for your input! I am so glad that she is a she! She is a very sweet girl who sits on my shoulder and follows me around everywhere. I've had a quite tough time introducing her to the flock though- one of the roosters keeps attacking her. Guess I'll just have to wait 'till shes bigger.

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