unknown roosters what breed? please

solarquail

Songster
10 Years
Aug 27, 2009
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11
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Virginia
so i was looking for some free roosters and this one person replied with these pictures and i cant tell what breed they are. please help


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Im thinking this one is some kind of phoenix!
 

DTchickens

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 23, 2008
4,394
60
253
Bailey, Mississippi.
The black one looks like he could be a silkie cross, i say that because of - His crest, his facial expression, and he's not exactly a large bird, him being red faced doesn't matter. He has a funky rose comb going on so i would think he's crossed with a rose combed breed i couldn't guess which, he may even be a three-way cross.

The Silver duckwing, i would guess a old english game bantam over production breed... Look for heavy breeds with blue legs. Again though it's really hard to tell with crosses, because if coming from someone who just let their birds run loose they can be three, four, or five way crosses even between crosses and not show much a resemblance to their heritage.
 

DTchickens

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 23, 2008
4,394
60
253
Bailey, Mississippi.
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Depends, if you just want a few pretty birds to free range or own. I don't see why not- they are free. If used for breeding purposes i wouldn't get them. Remember to quarantine if you do get them...
 
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ThePolishPrincess

Songster
11 Years
Dec 29, 2008
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181
Orange County, New York
The first guy looks like a Cochin X Silkie. Unless that little speed-bump on his head is not a crest, but the result of some lost and growing feathers that he's getting (it looks like he's molting, 'tis the season). And he's sporting a fine 'coral comb' (rosecomb).

I'm not even going to bother with the second one. If you'd like some roos and they're nice, friendly, healthy looking in person, go ahead.
 

LilPeeps

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13 Years
Jan 13, 2007
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20
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SE Mass
There's no silkie or cochin blood in that first one. It does have a slight crest, but it is also lacking feathered feet. Looks more like a polish cross.
 

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