I acquired this rooster from Craigslist. The lady said he was a "pure-bred Chinese Silkie rooster", and said that's what the person she got him from said. Someone was certainly lying, or didn't know what they were talking about! Take a look at this boy - GORGEOUS, but definitely NOT a silkie! What do you guys think? Now I do find it interesting that he has a splotch of blue on the inside of his leg in that last photo there, and he DOES have five toes ( his spurs wiggle, too, instead of being firmly planted on his leg like my other boys ). I thought the colouring looked an awful lot like red pyle, but I haven't seen enough red pyles to make that assertation definitely. I also think he has a very "sultan" stance, but he doesn't have quite a poofy-enough top-knot, nor the right comb. He's OBVIOUSLY a mutt ( just looking at the ear lobes tells me that much ), but a mutt of... WHAT, do you think??