It's a Batman too, but I can't figure out the color!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BuckeyeFoodie, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. BuckeyeFoodie

    BuckeyeFoodie Out Of The Brooder

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    EDIT: so apparently my phone autocorrected the title of this in hilarious ways! It should read "It's a Bantam Roo, but I can't figure out the color!" :lau:

    So I got a bunch of bantams from a friend who ordered the 15 chick bantam mystery pack from Cackle. Of the 8 I took I have 2 Campine's, 3 red cochins, a red barred Cochin, an blue and a splash cochin, and then there is this guy:

    I genuinely cant figure him out! Some feathers are barred, some are laced, and some look mottled. Ive never had a "pure bred" that has been so hard to identify!

    [​IMG]:lau
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2017
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You will probably have to wait until it fully feathers out, but to me it looks potentially like a silver pencil, though those red feathers shouldn't be there.
     
  3. Abriana

    Abriana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a hen or rooster? I think i can see sickle feathers on his back, long pointy feathers that only roosters have, and he kind of stands like a rooster. he's so pretty.
     
  4. King CreekRanch

    King CreekRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    BIRCHEN COCHIN or SILVER PENCIL COCHIN are my 2 guesses.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It's a young rooster.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel but, don't know what he's has a dazzling array of markings
     
  7. BuckeyeFoodie

    BuckeyeFoodie Out Of The Brooder

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    So, Cackle's color selection of bantam Cochins are as follows: Buff Brahma, Barred, Birchin, Black, Blue, Buff, Golden Laced, Partridge, Red, Silver Pencil, Splash, and White.

    I would agree that he is possibly Silver Pencil, but all the red is throwing me off!
     

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