Fayoumis Crosses

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by davemonkey, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just curious if folks can ID breeds just looking at hatchlings. Is it possible at all, or can this "skill" be developed?

    The reason I ask is that I was going to post a poll or some other "make your guess" just for fun based on my newly hatched chick. But then I thought...it won't be much fun if it's impossible to tell anyway!

    So, can this be done? If it can, then I'll post a pic of my chick (and no giving answers for those who followed my other thread).
     
  2. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not positive, but I noticed pictures of Columbian Rocks on here as chicks and noticed they looked just like mine did when I first got him as a day old, when his fluff was dry and fluffy of course. :) So, with purebreds I think it's possible/plausible. :)
     
  3. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'll just do it anyway and see what folks say.
    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...

    Anyone care to guess what breed mix this chick is?
    Hint #1: it is not a purebred, but it's head is true to one of its parent's breeds (the top of the head, not the whole thing).
    Hint #2: one of its parents is a very common egglayer.


    More hints to come. A winning guess earns a trip to where ever you want at your own expense. (hee hee hee) [​IMG]

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  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not exactly, sometimes some chicken breed crosses will produce different colored offspring. For example if an Easter Egger was crossed with a Cochin the hatchlings would probably all look different because an EE is not a true breed.
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe a Partridge Rock cross?
     
  6. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's kinda what I figured.

    Okay, so to make it easier and more fair (since this IS a mix breed), here is a cropped and fuzzy hint-photo of both parents wing-areas and another hint:


    Hint#3: Her dad probably started crowing at a very early age....very early.


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  7. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Red or black Sex Link and an Easter Egger?
     
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  8. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Close! :) You have ID'd the mom (Easter Egger).

    Here's another hint for the dad: see my avatar. And another hint: the dad is NOT a mix breed, but is one of the oldest known breeds.
     
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  9. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    An Egyptian Fayoumis rooster?
     
  10. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a winner!!! [​IMG]

    Yep, Fayoumis roo, and EE hen.
     

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