what is this???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazedguinea, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. crazedguinea

    crazedguinea Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2008
    se pa
    what is this on the right??? looks like a rooster but does not crow, and what breed could it be a mix of???[​IMG]

    i hope someone has an idea-HELP!!!
    yeah i think the picture went through on my first try too?!!!!!
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    It's a silver duckwing'ish colored rooster, possibly a cochin cross of some sort.
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Wow, he's pretty! No idea what he is, but I love his colors. Definitely a he. See his long, streaming saddle and hackle feathers? Do you have another rooster who may be dominant? If this guy is not the dominant rooster, he may never crow.

    Oh, never mind, I see the rooster next to him in the pic is crowing. Yep, he's just not the dominant guy.
  4. crazedguinea

    crazedguinea Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2008
    se pa
    thanks josanne, i think summer is pretty too. no lil' roo the oeg mix nest to summer is mr. crow all day and night and whenever it suits him, guess he's my dominant little chap. so summer won't crow since he's not dominant??? i still like to think of "him" as a hen because he's so peaceful, pretty, and mellow.
  5. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    How old is he? My roo didn't crow until he was over 6 months.
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    How many toes does he have? He reminds me of a Faverolle even though his body is lighter... there's something about him.... so maybe a Fav cross.

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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    there is a great article in Backyard Poultry's latest edition on crowing.

    jossanne is correct...once a dominant rooster 'whoops' someone, the other roosters and cockerels may stop crowing.
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    NO CLUE...

    But he is beautiful.

    Find some hens like him and you could make a new variety of chicken!

    BTW that comb on him is hillarious!
  9. crazedguinea

    crazedguinea Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2008
    se pa
    i think summer would be over 6 months of age by now, i got him as a "hen" in july hence the name. he only has 4 toes, feathered feet too. thanks to all for help on guessing summer's "heritage" too. i really find this website the best poultry forum on-line!!!

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