What kind of roosters do we have?

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Today we were blessed to receive 2 pekin ducks, 5 silkie hens, 2 roosters and food, shavings and food dishes for nothing. What a great day since I was thinking about getting some more hens, but didn't have it in the budget this month.

The roosters are black with teal coloured tail feathers. Their heads are fuzzy like the silkies but are feathers instead of fuzz. I looked up pics of silkies on the net but they don't look like the pics of male silkies. Perhaps someone can help me? Thanks so much in advance.

-- Silvia (organic_farmer@hotmail.com), March 11, 2002


mcmurray hatcheries,, has a website with some pretty good pictures,, might want to go there and compare

-- Stan (sopal@net-port.com), March 11, 2002.

Black sex link?

-- gita (gita@directcon.net), March 11, 2002.

I vote for variety of Polish..are the rest of the birds feathers "normal"? The rooster only has a top knot? Most likely Polish!

-- Bee White (bee@hereintown.net), March 11, 2002.

Check out Feathersite:

http://www.cyborganic.net/people/feathersite/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.ht ml

scroll on down to the "chickens" link & you'll find many picts of every imaginable chicken.

Good luck!

-- Buk (noaddy@chickensrus.com), March 11, 2002.

sounds like a crevecour. my parents have a crevecour hen. shiny black with a green tinge. black legs too and a little black topknot.

-- elizabeth (lividia66@aol.com), March 12, 2002.

Buk, what a wonderful website. I'm ready to see if I can invite myself to live on his farm. It was lovely. But then I guess hubby might have something to say about that. LOL It has such nice pictures for people like me who know next to nothing about chickens and hope to learn a lot more. Thanks for sharing it.

-- Colleen (pyramidgreatdanes@erols.com), March 12, 2002.

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