My funny looking mutt cockeral

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by megshenhut, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. megshenhut

    megshenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a seven week old mutt cockeral that is turning out to be most unusual. Mom is a Welsummer and dad is an EE. He is a single comb, but he appears to have tuffs more than muffs and no wattles. I've never seen this combo before. When I've crossed EE's with pea combs to a single comb, they would be one or the other with the normal accompanying characteristics, ie single comb with wattles or pea combs with muffs and no wattles.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ok, Michele, where are the pics??? I need to see this little guy! [​IMG]
     
  3. megshenhut

    megshenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cynthia, here he is. His name is Copper.

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's a cutie! I see the muffs and beard there, sort of subtle but there. Mutts can be fun, can't they?
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I think he's cute! Look at that look he's giving you. Very cute [​IMG]
     
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Copper is a cutie!
     
  7. megshenhut

    megshenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cyn, is his coloring at all like your young welsummer cockerals? Just wondering. His gradma hen is half RIR. But dad is partly white.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not really, that I can tell from the picture. Here's one of the Welsummer boys awhile back.
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  9. megshenhut

    megshenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So he must be picking up the red from the RIR. Here is a pic of him when he was about 3 weeks. I thought he looked more like his wellie mom in this pic.

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