Not sure about this beautiful roo...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littleridgefarmer, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. littleridgefarmer

    littleridgefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been trying to find out what breed my Buford is for a while without success. So now that I found this site, thought I would ask about him as well. Tried to get a clear pic but he's very active and always moving [​IMG]. He's not a bantam but not near as large as my RIR roo.

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    Thanks!!
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I am not sure what he is, but he is lovely. Mixed breed maybe? Sometimes they are the prettiest.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like a Silver Phoenix, or a cross of one. They are a smaller standard breed.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Whatever he is, he sure is a handsome fellow! [​IMG]
     
  5. littleridgefarmer

    littleridgefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes he is [​IMG]. I don't think he is a game bird although some of my friends believe he is. The good part on top of being gorgeous is that he is quite calm and not very agressive. Won't try to pick him up though as his spurs are long, and especially since he is about 1-1/2 years in age - not a good time to start [​IMG]. He likes that we feed them well (oatmeal, meal worms, peas, greans, etc.) and watches over the hens wonderfully.

    I hope someone can tell me what he is...even if he is a mix. The tail feathers are longer than when we bought him at 10 months (April of this year) and such a beautiful green/black in color.
     
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  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    He could be a Phoenix, but I'm not sure because of the angle of his tail and the color of his feet and shanks. I agree with Speckledhen that he could possibly be a Phoenix cross.

    Here's a picture of a Golden Duckwing Phoenix for comparison:
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    The thing to watch would be his sickles... With the Phoenix, they won't molt their sickles; instead, they'll grow out to be two or three feet long.
     
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    If you look past the colour you'll see that your bird & the bird the Chicken lady posted are built differently ie: tail set 7&of back. To me your bird looks much more like a Golden Duckwing Old English Game than it does a Phoenix.
     
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Quote:Thats what I was thinking, but thats just my opinion.
     

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