What breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AKsmama, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. AKsmama

    AKsmama Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    Any guesses on breed for this cockerel? He was our "free exotic" from McMurray. I think. Everybody else pretty much looks to be what they should be, so we are assuming he's the one. His name is Casper. His legs are slate and he appears to be spangled, or speckled, or spotted, or whatever it's called, on his wings a bit, but he isn't a Silver Spangled Hamburg- his comb is definitely a single. Silver Lakenvelder maybe? Or some weird EE mix? I'm pretty much at a loss. We like him, whatever he is!

    This was a week or two ago, so he would have been 5 or 6 weeks:

    Same day, different angle:

    Again, same day:

    This is just a few days ago:

    With Kitty, one of the EE pullets, saying "No more pictures!"

    Coming in from the run:
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  2. lakenvelder pullet, trust me, i know a bit about the breed [​IMG]
  3. dolly85

    dolly85 Songster

    Jun 1, 2010
    Lakenvelder, but I am sure its a rooster. I recieved one as a mistake in an order of chicks this spring, and his comb was the same size as yours is at this age. Now that he is 4 months the crazy thing crows non stop, is flighty, and mean to the hens. I will be very happy to eat him.
  4. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    Lakenvelder! [​IMG] I would guess sex as a roo but Chickenrandomness claims to know the breed and I am not an expert.
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I raised Silver Lakenvelders for a few years, & this is a cockrel. A pullet won't get as solid black in the neck & tail. As he grows, he'll get more black in the neck & tail. They are very skiddish birds.
  6. AKsmama

    AKsmama Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    Yaaaaay! [​IMG] I am happy to finally know what he (or she) is! Thank you!
  7. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    I agree, it is definetly and silver lakenvelder rooster.
  8. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Lakenvelder Roo, I have a lot full of them. You are going to be very pleased at just how beautiful he will become. IMO they are one of the most beautiful breeds. I have to disagree to some extent with the other post in saying they are skiddish. My experience with them (and I have raised them for years) has been that they LOVE to fly out when they can and free range but when they are kept in a run they stay around my feet. The do not enjoy being handled quite as much as some of the other breeds.

    They are very curious and have to be the birds who the question of "why did the chicken cross the road" came from. I have 6 acres of pastures and semi wooded land and they are the only breed that I have ever had that will still fly over a freaking 6' fence to check out my neighbors yard when I allow them to free range. Drives me crazy but love the breed.

    Another thing that I have learned from experience is that they can be a little more sensitive to sever cold. I'm sure others have had different experiences but these have been mine.

    Enjoy your bird...he will shock you with how beautiful he will become in a few months.
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle

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