Mr. E is a mystery

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

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I have this guy in my flock who is just sweet as can be, crows like crazy, is quite the fluffy butt bantam.....but what is he???
    I thought he might be a D'Uccle for a while, but now I am thinking he looks more cochiny. Any guesses out there?
    Here is what I see that is throwing me, I would jump at Golden Laced Cochin, except his neck is all black. Does this happen when they are juvies and then they get more gold in their hackles? Or is this just a way off-color hatchery bird. He was my mystery(free rare/exotic) chick from McM.
    Any help is appreciated. Believe me, I have been searching high and low to figure this one out for sure. If any of you are GLC experts and can weigh in, that would be great.
    As a newly arrived chick: (he is the one in the front :wink )
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    As a 2-3 week old chick:
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    Today (11-weeks old) Side shot:
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    His back:
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    His wing:
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    His head:
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    Whoever guesses correctly can come and get two 12-week old White Crested Black Polish cockerels with about 7 feathers left on their heads. 7 is lucky, right? [​IMG]
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Gold laced Cochin cockerel.
     
  3. laughaha

    laughaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wooohoooo, you won two cockerels, lolol

    I agree- definitely a cochin and golden laced sounds right. Definitely not mille- the chick wasn't the right color for a mille and it's now obviously a cochin. Very pretty bird!!
     
  4. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    I agree GLC definately I had one in my first flock, he was beautimous...so is yours!
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    almost looks like the partridge cochin I used to have.
     
  6. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    My guess... partridge X gold laced cochin. I'm seeing both color patterns exhibited on this boy.
     

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