What is Elvis?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Harmony Hill, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Harmony Hill

    Harmony Hill Out Of The Brooder

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    This guy showed up Sunday, some background in New Member Intro. Anyone know what he is?
    thanks!
     
  2. jane s chickens

    jane s chickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a young Black Minorcas who hasn't molted yet. He will lose those white feathers when he molts. I don't know though, he should have white ear tufts, so maybe not a Black Minorcas.
     
  3. Harmony Hill

    Harmony Hill Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe the white on the ears comes in after he molts?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a mixed breed. Probably has some Old English Game in him.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  6. Harmony Hill

    Harmony Hill Out Of The Brooder

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    I am reading threw the info here, and am not quite sure if I should get a pen for him or not. Some places were saying to not pen a rooster, then other were commenting on thier rooster being in pen w/hens. I am on post 100 of 291 :) in the raising a rooster section.
    not sure what is best for him - suggestions welcome!
    I have an opportunity to get a Eglu Go, with the pen. I was all for it thinking I was doing what is best for him, but now I am really not sure.
     
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  7. jane s chickens

    jane s chickens Overrun With Chickens

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    I let my extra roos free range and they do really well. They spend most of their time in my vegetable garden, but come running if I go into the back yard. I don't feed them or give them shelter although there are plenty of places to get if threatened by hawks or neighborhood dogs.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    I don't think he's a Black Minorca with those red earlobes. I think Wyandottes7 is probably right; he looks like an Old English Game mix.
     
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  9. chicken moma

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    I don't know what breed(s) are represented here any one care to guess?

    [​IMG] I think papa possible American game bantam?
    mama ? is she also a bantam? California gray or Plymouth rock? she was a good mamma but mean now the hens have grown.
    The hens are black (with blue and green) sheen in the right light. (one has some brown/red neck feathers. used her for my avatar.) the speckled chicks turned into the Roos.[​IMG]
    [​IMG] Mamma and her chicks now grown.
     
  10. jane s chickens

    jane s chickens Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like a black sex link
     

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