The Mystery Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILoveJoe, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received this rooster last month form a co-worker. She did not know either his age or breed. She owned him about a year and he was given to her as an adult.

    Some of the pictures of Faveroles kinda-sorta look like him, but he doesn't have feathering on his legs.

    Meet Hoss:

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    Any breed hints would be most appreciated.
     
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Looks like a Faverolle to me, too. Maybe he wasn't show quality because of his clean legs? That's why someone gave him up to begin with? [​IMG]
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    No poofy face though.... I'm thinking Faverolle mix maybe??? [​IMG] He's handsome though! [​IMG]

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  4. skennedy

    skennedy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Looks kind of like a Silver Grey Dorking.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a colourful mixed breed. Even if he was crossed with Faverolle he'd have some feathers on his legs. Much too long legged & short bodied to be a Dorking.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    [​IMG] "Silver Duckwing Leghorn" [​IMG]

    How's that for making up a breed?
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a Dorking. I don't know what he is, but I know he's not a Dorking.

    Dorkings are built more "horizontal and long".

    He is a pretty thing though!

    -Kim
     
  8. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay Faverole Cross it is!

    Thanks everone for your suggestions and kind comments. I think Hoss is a pretty guy, but I am biased he's my first.[​IMG]

    He seems pretty big to me, I was given him sight unseen and I built the hutch/cage as a temporary living arrangement until the coop is done. Once I tipped him out of the box he came in and I saw him for the first time, I though Uh Oh cage too small.

    Here he is trying not to share his bread with the cats.

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  9. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I first got Hoss he has molted and is a real beauty!

    I just read on the 'other' BYC forum about Golden Duckwings and I wonder if he would be considered a Golden Duckwing something?

    Check out all those long blonde saddle feathers!

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    He has 4 toes and a single comb.
     
  10. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see lacing in them thar feathers!!
     

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