need help id'ing my bonus chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bobk, May 26, 2017.

  1. bobk

    bobk Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks in advance. as many of you know a certain hatchery includes a bonus chick with your order. pictured is my 8 week old chick which I am pretty sure is a cockerel. can anyone tell me what breed it is? the wife thinks speckled Sussex but I think not. but then again other than rir's and leghorns I don't know squat about chicken breeds. anyway he is pretty gentle but he is making sounds simlair to crowing even at this young age. any help as to what breed would be great. if it is indeed a roo I am afraid he will have to go as they are not permitted where I live.
    thanks
    bob
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  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    your wife was close, i think its a silver sussex, (google it?) It may be a cockerel.....
     
  3. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Definite cockerel, appears to be a Silver Campine.
     
  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    might be that too....lol
     
  5. bobk

    bobk Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much. never heard of that breed . I sure wish it was pullet it is so friendly and gentle. but if any readers here want to make the trip to near ohare airport he will have to go before I get a visit from the zoning man. late in the day he is making a very light noise that sounds like a rooster.
     
  6. Alabama Fly

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    It also resembles a Fayoumi. But probably not if it's calm like you say. They are usually a frenetic ball of energy.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, it looks a lot like our Fayoumi but calm is far from what I would call her. Definitely a cockerel though.
     
  8. bobk

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    well I just checked and mcmurray does not appear to sell silver campiness but they do sell Fayoumi. and they are known to start to crow at an early age. so now I am not sure
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Egyptian Fayoumis and Campines are the same - they have two names.

    Eta: read post below, it's not two names, it's two different look alike breeds. Lol
     
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  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    @TheKindaFarmGal Campines and Egyptain Fayoumis are not the same breeds. One originated in Belgium the other in Egypt. If you look up Egyptian Fayoumis here is some info given:

    "Their appearance is remarkably similar to the silver variety of the Campine breed of Belgium, and the Campine may be descended from a Faiyumi-like chicken brought north in Europe by the Romans."
     
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