What Breed is this Handsome Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wildcrafted, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. wildcrafted

    wildcrafted Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2014
    I hatched this guy out of a blue egg five months ago. He was supposed to be an olive-egger (welsummer x ameraucana) but now that he's all grown up I'm not so sure. Out of the 8 fertile eggs I received and hatched 2 ended up being completely different breeds than I ordered. So it's VERY possible these guys aren't what they were supposed to be.

    One of his sisters, who was also supposed to be an olive-eggers ended up being a blue favaucana and these guys kind of look like some kind of salmon faverolle cross. Any ideas? I don't really know enough about chicken breeds. HELP!

    video of him (and his twin brother) here:

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  2. Kleine Huhnchen

    Kleine Huhnchen Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2015
    Gloucester, Virginia
    He is certainly an interesting looking boy. but this is my salmon Faverolles roo. I don't see much of a resemblance. But I'm rather new to chicken × breeds so I could be wrong? Lovely man imo though! Update: after watching your video, his silly little goose-like honk sounds exactly like my Faverolles chatter! [​IMG]
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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    He looks like an Easter Egger. I would expect to see some remnants of a muff/beard if he were a direct Faverolles cross. Does he have any extra toes or leg feathering?

    Never mind, I saw the video. Neither is a Faverolles cross. I have seen other EE males with similar color patterns.
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  4. kayakfish

    kayakfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2013
    Cumberland, VA
    Looks to be a blue copper maran x ameracauna, if olive egger if the parents egg color ranges are correct. I just gave away two very nice olive egger roosters that looked exactly like that.
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I could easily see him being a Wellie x Ameraucana. If the Ameraucana was blue or splash, that's pretty much the color I'd expect to get.

    I agree with keesmom, there's no Faverolles there at all. How did you conclude your hen has Faverolles?
  6. wildcrafted

    wildcrafted Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2014
    This is very possible! Thanks!!! The woman who I got the eggs from had Ameraucanas (blue and splash) and Black Copper Marans on her property. AND my fourth olive-egger, his OTHER sister, looks like a dark brown ameraucana (cheek puffs) but she has some copper feathering in her neck so I have been thinking she was probably mixed with BCM. Maybe all three of them are the same cross.

    KEESMOM- Thanks! No extra toes or leg feathering but their sister (the olive-egger that ended up being a favaucana) has the extra toe and feathered feet and cheek puffs/ beard so there was definitely a faverolle who had access to the flock. The only breeds she had, that I'm aware of were Welsummers, Pure Ameraucana (splash and blue), Faverolles and Black Copper Marans but who knows. There could have been others.

    He is very handsome! I was thinking Faverolle because of the blonde hair but yeah...other than that they don't have other Faverolle features. Thanks so much. :)
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Mixed breed -- possibly with EEs.
  8. wildcrafted

    wildcrafted Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2014
    Hi! Yes the Ameraucanas on the farm were blue and splash.

    Excuse the wordy reply but here goes:) I thought maybe there was some Faverolles mixed in because out of my four blue eggs that were supposed olive-eggers- one ended up being a Faverolle cross (confirmed by the woman I got the eggs from). I also googled Welsummer/ Ameraucana cross and didn't see any pictures that looked like my boys. THEN I started googling other breeds and the only time I found pics of birds that looked similar to them were when I searched for Favaucana Roosters and Blue/Salmon Faverolle.

    Thanks for your input. Maybe they are exactly what she said they are. Ha!
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Easter Egger cockerel.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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