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He (?) was supposed to be a Silkie...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ZooSD, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. ZooSD

    ZooSD Out Of The Brooder

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    7 weeks old and I'm thinking maybe a cochin roo? Comb is orange. He (?) was solid black as a hatchling.
    Any thoughts as to what breed/gender? The other two are silkies.
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  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Looks like a Silkie cross, and yes looks to be a cockerel
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a birchin cochin cockerel
     
  4. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is not purebred cochin. Looks like he is a cochin mixed with a silkie. Possibly a project bird? He looks to have silkie feathering on his rear and dark skin. The single comb and "hard" feathering on the front would be a result of the cochin parentage.
     
  5. ZooSD

    ZooSD Out Of The Brooder

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    He has yellow skin and fully feathered legs/feet and is the same size as the Silkie we hatched and the white one too.
     
  6. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feet don't look yellow in the pics. They look dark like a silkies.
     
  7. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CochinxSilky most likely.
     

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