Guesses on what mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mommissan, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 barnyard mutts from a local farm that would only verify they were chickens. I recently discovered that they are most likely silkie mixes to some degree. Here are three, two pullets and a rooster. The red one is laying an egg a day, the black one is showing no signs of eggs yet and the rooster is, well, just kinda ugly, but he's got some maturing to do.

    This is my rooster. Sex link silkie cross? He's 20 weeks.
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    This is my EE/silkie mix? She takes no bull from the roosters. They leave her alone. She's 22 weeks.
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    This is my red star? She's a such a nice girl! She's 22 weeks.
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    Mutts are fun. They keep you wondering where they came from. Anyone want to try any guesses?
     
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the 1st chicken look like roo to me and the 2nd and 3rd are pullet cant tell what breed they are though
     
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  3. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    I think you're right on all of them. [​IMG] The first one has me skeptical, though [​IMG]
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with your guesses for the breeds. Only the first one is a roo. Watchout for the last one, she'll try to bury you in eggs. I have 4 of them and I can't eat all of the eggs they give me! (It doesn't help that my DH doesn't eat eggs, the whimp)
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yea i know it lacks the waddles to go with that huge comb but i still believe its a roo...can you get a shot of the feathers around the neck faned out like 1-4 along your fingers on the 1st and 3rd chickens please?
     
  6. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She's steady, a perfect egg every morning by 9 am. I'd take a dozen of her any day! First one is for sure a roo. He's been mounting all the girls and crowing like he was Tarzan.
     
  7. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yea i know it lacks the waddles to go with that huge comb but i still believe its a roo...can you get a shot of the feathers around the neck faned out like 1-4 along your fingers on the 1st and 3rd chickens please?

    I'll give it a try tomorrow for some more pics. He's just an odd looking rooster. I'm not sure if I want any chicks from him this spring.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Boy, that little black hen doesn't look like she takes ANY bull, from ANYBODY. Talk about stink-eye!!!!
     
  9. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 EE/Barred rock mix rooster

    2 EE/black cochin hen

    3 red sex-link hen
     
  10. shelleen

    shelleen Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the roo is a Barred Rock mix. Other 2, i agree. Mutts are fun...we have some young chickens that came from Black Polish (roo) & our other hens--:/Austrlorps, RIR, Silver Laced Wyandottes & Americaunas. They have half a comb & half a "foo-foo" . Crazy looking![​IMG]
     

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