What is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jonesgg53, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. jonesgg53

    jonesgg53 New Egg

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    Can anyone tell me what breed this is, and male or female? It has 5 toes and some leg feathering. It is 9 weeks old and was recieved from a hatchery as a "surpise exotic". It is very timid and shy. Large for it's age, but picked on by everyone else.
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  2. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like either a poor quality faverolles rooster, or a faverolles mix. Can you keep a boy?
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    He is a Faverolle cross not really a "exotic".

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  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the time they are Easter Egger cockerals, you got a Salmon Favorelles cockeral, thats poorly colored

    this is what its supposed to look like, hens are wheaton-ish colored
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  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    You're not going to get a cross from a major hatchery. It might not be a good quality specimen, but it will be what they say it is. A hatchery wouldn't survive if they sent out random crosses instead of the breed you paid for.

    What hatchery? I order from MMM and I've gotten a lot of different kinds of birds as my "free rare chick," and not all of them have been males. I've gotten a white-faced black Spanish hen, a Buttercup hen, an Easter Egger hen, a silver-penciled Rock rooster and a Lakenvelder rooster. I've also gotten extra female EEs and extra female Rocks as packing peanuts. I guess I've had better luck than many others. There's a lot of bitterness around about the "free rare chick" phenomenon.
     
  6. jonesgg53

    jonesgg53 New Egg

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    Thanks for the information! I am not sure which hatchery my friend orded from. Unfortunately if it is a rooster, he will have to go. Will try to find him a home.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's absolutely a rooster, sorry.
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    he is 6,000% cockerel as are most free birds
     

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