Can't identify new rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mvawdre2, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. mvawdre2

    mvawdre2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently received a new rooster. The previous owner kept it as a pet. It is very docile and for the most part ignores my other chickens. I can't quite figure out what it is. It has the body of a partridge cochin, a rose comb, and some fluff on its head like a crested chicken. Is this a specific breed or a mix of something?
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  2. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is looks like a partridge silkie.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  4. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree that it's part partridge silkie but I think it was crossed with something else. If you look at the APA standard a silkie has a silkie comb which is a rose comb modified with the crest gene. He also doesn't have the silkie feathers on the back and yeah I would agree it does look more cochin-like (but I don't think there is cochin in him) I think he was the offspring of a partridge and rose combed, white earlobed bird such as a Leghorn or a rosecomb.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkie mix.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a pretty Silkie mix.
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    A silkie cross.
     

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