I SAID HELP!:) what breed is this guy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by remadl700, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :/He just showed up on our property and worked his way into the group. He is number 4 out 4 on the rooster roster and number 2 bantam. He is flighty, skiddish but not mean at all to me or the girls.

    Our guess:
    Norfolk
    Dorking (But our guy dosen't have five toes)
    Silver Penciled Plymouth
    Phoenix (My best guess) Can anyone give me a list of distinct features of a Silver Phoenix. It looks like the voting is going that way. All try and post a better head shot.

    If you notice his comb is got some dark spots(blood). He didn't like the fact we were taking pictures of him and ran into the chicken wire several times before he gave up and exited through the open door we had for him. This is where he ended up in the Barn bathroom on top of the cupboards and water heater.

    BTW: how do I get a chick pic next to my post??



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  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I'm only getting one pic and that's of it's feet...[​IMG]
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a sliver phoenix to me. What ever he is, he is beautiful.
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    he is a very beautiful bird.
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got rid of my roos. They weren't going to look like him. Guess someone thought you wanted another roo man that's rotten


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  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:I agree 100% Silver Phoenix
     
  7. remadl700

    remadl700 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for everyones replys and help. Now what to do with him?

    Should we get some hens or would he cross with others ok? suggestions?
     
  8. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Personally I would round him up some phoenix hens. It all depends on what you want out of your birds. Phoenix are pretty much totally ornamental and arent the best egg layers. His tail can get to over 3 feet long and they require a clean living space and a little more care.

    I am not a fan of cross breeding chickens unless you are doing it stratigically to create a bird with certain feathering or egg laying characteristics. If you are doing it for ornamental reasons you would certainly have a good start with a Phoenix. I would still keep them as pure as possible...just my two cents.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've had Silver Phoenix over Barred Rock hen chicks. Males are barred with longer than normal tails and narrower body than BR. Females are coal black and beautiful.
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Um....I hope you quarantined him before putting in w/your flock. That's super important.
     

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