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What is the handsome guy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by edenrice, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    I know he's a silkie cross, but I'm not sure what his other half is. Thanks!

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  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    Hmmm, maybe cochin. MAYBE, but if it's not that then I've got no clue [​IMG]
     
  3. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    I would also guess cochin by the look of his comb and those tail feathers but its just a guess. Heres one my 14 week old cochins for comparison.

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  4. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    Honestly he looks like a hedemora at first glance, but they purple comb denies that [​IMG]
     
  5. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    @edenrice Has his comb always been a purple color? If not then it could be a condition causing that instead of breed. I tried to look up breeds with purple combs but I got nothing except cause of why theyre comb might've turned purple.
     
  6. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Overrun With Chickens

    Purple skin is found in silkies and sumatras most commonly, along with a few other breeds. He looks healthy to me
     
  7. JennaMW14

    JennaMW14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Agree
     
  8. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkies and sumatras usually have black or blue skin but sumatras can have deep plum colored faces. Though the comb doesn't match up to silkie or sumatra maybe look up sumatra so you can compare images to your roo. And agreed he does look healthy, just trying to get as much info as possible to give a more educated guess.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have no idea what the other half is. Silkies can also have mulberry/ purple combs . He looks mighty dapper with his bow. How did you get it to stay on.
     
  10. edenrice

    edenrice Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for help, and he's very healthy :) he's always had a dark purple comb. And I bought him a no crow collar with a bow tie add-on (it doesn't help much though) [​IMG]
     

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