What breed is this little guy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kbruce, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Kbruce

    Kbruce Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all I thought he was a Cochin since he has feathered feet but now he's growing little sideburns sorta so not sure if he's a mix or what? He was a mystery egg I hatched about six weeks ago... Thanks if anyone has a guess :) [​IMG]
     
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    silkie/ ee mix
     
  3. Kbruce

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    Thanks for the reply! What is EE? I'm very new at raising chickens...

    Thanks again!
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    ee= easter egger
     
  5. Kbruce

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    Wow that would be totally cool :) thx
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its definitely a silkie mix (they're known for black skin). More pictures of it's body (sideshots) would be helpful. Is it's legs really heavily feathered or only lightly feathered? If it's really heavy feathering, I would suspect that a D'uccle was one of the parents. If the feathering is really light and sparse, I would suspect one of the parents was bare-legged (EE as ramirezframing suggested).
     
  7. Kbruce

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    He does have very feathered legs and feet! As you can see in the photo but he only has 4 toes so I didn't consider a silkie mix but they are black for sure.... [​IMG]
     
  8. ramirezframing

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    not all silkie crosses will have a 5th toe and most don't come with a striaght comb. But I have an auarcana and silkie mix that looks like yours, just a different color
     
  9. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a lovely roo! I just love how mixes can turn out...
     
  10. Kbruce

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    Thanks to all for the responses and comments! :) we think he is just adorable too! We hatched 8 of 10 eggs from a mixture and this little guy is turning out to be very unique with his gold colored feathers... The other 7 are black, white and gray so he has been the most interesting to see develop :)
     

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