Mixed Rooster -- What is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by iheartchkns, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. iheartchkns

    iheartchkns Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2009
    I bought this guy as a 2-day old chick and watched him transform into this beautiful rooster. He came from a farm where the chickens all intermingle and end up hatching in all of these great combinations. Does anyone have any idea what breeds this guy might consist of?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. iheartchkns

    iheartchkns Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2009
    Sorry, here's the picture......[​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  3. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    my guess would be leghornXBrahma..but I am no expert!
  4. oregonJen

    oregonJen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    It looks like he has some top hat there? The huge comb does suggest Leghorn as a possibility, maybe also some Polish? Could also be Cochin or Brahma. It looks like he has barring in some of his feathers, so maybe barred Cochin (on second thought could be feather shanked Cuckoo Marans? I would guess at least one of his parents was a cross, he does seem to have a combination of at least 3 breeds. Cool looking boy!
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Let's see. . . He's got some duckwing color in there, some pencilling or some other patterned gene in there, a crest, a single comb, heavily feathered shanks, a heavy body. . .

    Yup you're looking at one big mutt. [​IMG] Seriously, he could have any combination of the following breeds, either just two or more:

    Cochin, Silkie, Polish, Sultan, Leghorn, Rock

    The fact that his comb is so big points to a definite that there's Polish somewhere back there. . . Often crossing birds with a V comb and ones with a single comb make a VERY big single comb.

    Also, the fact that he's got duckwing color makes it even moreso that he's definitely just a huge salad of breeds, because not many with his bodily features carry the duckwing color.
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    Don't forget to throw Salmon Faverolle in the mix too.
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Quote:I'm thinking he is a cross of at least 4 different breeds.
  8. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Quote:I'm thinking he is a cross of at least 4 different breeds.

    Agreed, agreed! A total mutt, who knows what mix he really is! All of these are good guesses, though, based off of his characteristics.

    That said, he's a neat-looking fellow! I love his oddball colors, they're very unique. I love mixed breeds, they can turn out to be some of the coolest birds!
  9. iheartchkns

    iheartchkns Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2009
    Thank you all for these very interesting suggestions! The lady I got him from has all of those breeds or mixes of them, so I think you're right on the money with the combos. He also has a very sweet disposition, which helps to make him my favorite. Thanks again!

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