Please help me identify Frank N Chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by srslychickning, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. srslychickning

    srslychickning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2011
    Garner, NC
    Hi Everyone,

    I need your opinions. We got three day-old chicks in June. Two were obviously roosters, with distinct combs and tail plumage. The third had no comb, short feathers and I was sure she was a girl. From what I know, all from the same clutch of eggs. Here are pics of her today, at 6 months old. Is she a "she" or a "he"? No crowing, no noise, not bothering the other girls, but she's the biggest of my chickens and those tail feathers look awfully suspicious. Still no comb, though.

    Also, any guesses on her breed? She was supposed to be a Dominique, but obviously there was some hanky panky in the coop. Which is fine, but now I'm curious. Let me know what you think!

  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    "Frank" is a very handsome BOY! There looks to be some EE influence there as he has a pea comb, no wattles and a beard.
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  3. BitsyB

    BitsyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    Northern Delaware
    I am no expert at breeds, but the tail feathers def. look like she's a he, so the name should stay Frank (and not Frances)

    But at any rate here's a bump for you, maybe someone else knows the breed?

    And BTW, [​IMG]
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    That rooster has a beard and pea comb, looks like an easter egger/dominique
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    His comb is a Cushion Comb not a Pea Comb.
    At best I would say he was a Dominique cross, I wouldn't call him a "EE" I see no real proof that he has EE, Ameraucana or Araucana chickens in him.

    Cushion Comb;
    A solid low, moderately small comb; smooth on top, the front, rear and sides are nearly straight with rounded corners. It has no spikes.

    Pea Comb;
    The Pea comb is a medium length, low comb, the top of which is marked with three low lengthwise ridges, the center one is slightly higher that the outer ones. The outer ones are either undulated or marked with small rounded serrations. This style comb has many variations that are still referred to as a pea comb.

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  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    3 of the 4 EE's I got last spring have cushion combs, so EE cross gets my vote. too, only b/c I think hatchery EE's are the most likely place for someone to get a bird with a cushion comb plus a beard.
  7. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    Looks like he may have some Orloff blood. He could even come from a project cuckoo, or crele.
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a barred easter egger with that comb and that beard. Probably had a BR mother and an EE father. Just guesses though for the breeds. Definitely a mixed. 100% male!

    ETA: Just so you know for future reference, females will not have red in the wings like that (if they are not a red bird of course [​IMG] )

    Can you get a closer picture of his comb? Looks like a pea comb to me from the images, but it's hard to tell.
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  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    looks like a dominque and ee mix. the only reason i say ee is the red/brown on the wings (maybe even a crole(sp) color)
  10. somadlyinlove

    somadlyinlove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful roo!

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