My New Rooster is Part Silkie. What Else???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GreyhoundGrrrl, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. GreyhoundGrrrl

    GreyhoundGrrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a new Rooster last night that I was told was a Silkie. I didn't see any pictures before I picked him up. Once we were on our way home I thought, "Wait a minute!? He doesn't have a head poof! And his comb... this boy is a mix!" I certainly do not mind at all but I'm curious, what else is he mixed with? He has 5 toes (see photo below); his feathers are a little wirey, like a Terrier Dog, not a Persian Cat (I have heard that Silkies feel like Persian Kitties but I have not met a Silkie before so I can't speak from experience); his comb does NOT resemble a walnut in any way at all; and he has what looks like an orangish-blonde patch on the back of his neck.

    I really like him, he crows a LOT so far but otherwise seems very mellow. I do think he is extremely confused. He was plucked from his sleep under a pile of very large hens (twice his size, lol!) and taken in the night and now he is somewhere new and alone. He is in quarantine right now before I introduce him to my flock.

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    Sorry for the dirty foot photo [​IMG] Just wanted to show off his many toes.
     
  2. Buxton Ducks

    Buxton Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say Cochin bantam is the other half. Whatever it is, he sure is cute!
     
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  3. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah id say part cochin to
     
  4. GreyhoundGrrrl

    GreyhoundGrrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    He is definitely a Bantam, he's small, the same size as my Golden Laced Cochin Bantam Rooster (appropriately named "Tiny Rooster"). Their combs are the same size and shape too but my other Roo has a red comb. This one is black with a hint of red. And he obviously has the feathered feet, he's interesting whatever he is...
     
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  5. GreyhoundGrrrl

    GreyhoundGrrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Any thoughts on what kind of Cochin, he seems to be a bit of a mystery to me. Kind of ugly but in an adorable way, lol!
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    he looks like a bad typed silkie
     
  7. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he might be silkie/cochin/bantam sumatra. He's cute! [​IMG]
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 just because he lacks a walnut comb doesnt mean he is not pure silike, it just means hes not show-able
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hatchery quality silkie. This is why I always try to convince people who want to show birds not to try hatchery stock. They make good pets, but just not a good idea for shows.
     

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