WHAT IS MY ROOSTER

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kimvaughn, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. kimvaughn

    kimvaughn New Egg

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    I have just had this rooster gave to me i was told he was a turken and obviously he does have turken in him but this is the first time i have ever seen a turken with a fuzz knot on his head like that can anyone tell me what he is crossed with i think he is gorgeous and also what would be a good breed to breed him with





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  2. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a silkie cross. He's not just poofy on his head, he's got fluff all over! Plus, he has a silkie's dark skin.
     
  3. forgetful

    forgetful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a showgirl? Showgirls are silkies with the naked neck gene, but most I've seen are white.
     
  4. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, showgirls are made by breeding naked necks and silkies. I think most are white because white silkies are the most common variety. I'm also pretty sure I read somewhere that they are trying to make them an accepted breed. That requires getting one variety accepted first and then adding more later. They probably made the call to start with white. Plus, whites look the most flashy with the contrast between the skin and feathers. I'm sure genetics comes into play too.
     
  5. kimvaughn

    kimvaughn New Egg

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    Thanks so much i thought he was a showgirl but i have never seen one in his colors he is a multitude of colors so that through me off
     
  6. kimvaughn

    kimvaughn New Egg

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    i also have 3 of his babies my mom gave me him and 3 of his babies cause she is weeding out her flock here they there mommy was a silkie and he was there daddy so they grow up to look like him right except for possible different colors





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  7. kimvaughn

    kimvaughn New Egg

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    so will i breed him to a silkie or another showgirl
     
  8. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really know much about the specifics of the genetics at play. You should head over to the showgirls thread and ask there.
     
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