Supposed to be a silkie roo, but pretty sure it's something else, any idea?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SchrodingersCat, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. SchrodingersCat

    SchrodingersCat Hatching

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    I got this as a chick, he was supposed to be a splash silkie, but smooth feathers came in and he is sort of a jerk (very mean SOB), does not have silkie temperament...does have feathered feet, so maybe a mix with something? Anyone have any ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    looks like sa silkie to me.
     
  3. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Songster

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    It is a Silkie mix. :)
     
  4. SchrodingersCat

    SchrodingersCat Hatching

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    ok, thanks, he does his job, so far every egg has hatched (only replacing my egg layers that are too old, not selling chicks because i can't say he's pure silkie), but he is SO mean and aggressive, someone who raises chickens at work suggested he might be polish, but really had no idea since they only have orpingtons and not a lot of interest in other breeds.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    agreed, Handsome fellow!
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Polish don't have feathered legs. He's a Silkie mix (maybe with Polish) or could possibly be the product of someone's Sizzle project.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's a silkie mix. Mixed with what, who knows.

    Temperament is inherited, so I wouldn't be breeding him. I wouldn't want a bunch of mean temperament birds running around.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Mixed breed.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    mixed breed - there is NEVER a good reason to keep a BAD roo. The market is glutted with roosters needing a new home - mainly because most folks aren''t allowed to keep roos. And many people realize they don't need one - unless they hatch or sell fertile eggs. Hens are a lot happier without roos and will continue to lay just as many eggs - tho infertile ones.

    It's a buyers market - often there are beautiful, good tempered cockerels/roos that are show or breeding quality for very reasonable prices and sometimes free.
     

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