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What breed are these?

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Hey guys! big_smile.png
I got some chickens a couple of months ago as week old chicks, without knowing what their breed was, and I figured that once they were older it would be easier to determine. Except, now they are completely grown and I STILL have no idea! It would be really amazing if you could help, especially since I just found out they were both roosters the other day and am not able to keep them unfortunately. It would be nice to at least know what they were before we parted, and it would also be good to inform their knew families too smile.png Anyways, here they are!

oh and warning: the quality is not the best tongue.gif

So the first (big) little guy is Ella (We were really hoping for a girl XD ). His under feathers are a dark chocolate brown, with varying shades of creamy - white on top. His tail is a sort of metallic green that you can kind of see in the photos. It's hard to tell, but if you look close this guy has enormous amounts of leg feathers - so much so that you can't even see the leg or feet underneath! lol.png
Hope the description kind of helps give a clearer picture, but here are the photos:

side view:
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top view:
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And here is the second rooster, Derek (at least we picked the name right!). This guy has varying shaded whiteish-grey base feathers, topped with a couple of scattered hazelnut brown ones. he does have a few feet feathers, but not as much as Ella and the feet and parts of the leg are still visible. I only managed to get one dodgy shot before a storm hit, but I will see if I can update with some more if this one doesn't help. It's diffficult to see the face, but the plumage is similar to Ella's

top/side view: please excuse the photobombing Tilly, my only girl roll.png
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And that's it I guess smile.png thanks for reading this, and I look forward to your replies!
post #2 of 9

Im not seeing any pictures...

post #3 of 9

They are both mixed breed roosters. The top bird (Ella) looks to have Dark Brahma in him and the bottom bird (Derek) has either Cochin or Brahma in him.


Edited by Michael OShay - 2/3/16 at 8:51am
post #4 of 9

Considering that they both have muffs, single combs and feathered legs; I think they might be Faverolle mixes. 

post #5 of 9

:welcome

 

They're mixed breed birds. I agree they could have Faverolles ancestry, but not sure what they'd be mixed with to give those colors. good luck finding them homes :)

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post #6 of 9
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Thank you guys so much for your help! I was beginning to suspect they were mix breeds, but we were told they were both pure bred's by the company we bought them from so... :barnie (we were initially meant to get three female australorp chicks, but they were extremely disorganised so we ended up with these :P)

 

Anyways, appreciate the comments. Just a quick question though - would you have any idea what they would be worth? Any amount would be fine by me, just curious as to the value of mixed breeds vs. pure bred's :) (as you can see, I am very knew to the chicken world!)

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Originally Posted by Jay Brooke View Post
 

Thank you guys so much for your help! I was beginning to suspect they were mix breeds, but we were told they were both pure bred's by the company we bought them from so... :barnie (we were initially meant to get three female australorp chicks, but they were extremely disorganised so we ended up with these :P)

 

Anyways, appreciate the comments. Just a quick question though - would you have any idea what they would be worth? Any amount would be fine by me, just curious as to the value of mixed breeds vs. pure bred's :) (as you can see, I am very knew to the chicken world!)


You're welcome. I honestly think you'll have a hard time selling them for any price for two reasons. First because they are mixed breeds and not pure. Second because they are roosters and there are loads of unwanted roosters on the market just waiting to be given away.

post #8 of 9

I agree with Michael. If you can find someone to take them for free, consider yourself lucky. You can always ask a nominal $5 or something like that if it makes you feel better. But you're probably not going to recoup your feed costs or anything like that. That's why I butcher my cockerels, I'm not into giving my money away. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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There is a glut of roosters on the market - because many folks don't want them or cannot have roosters where they live.  Sadly it is very difficult to find homes. To be blunt many folks that take them  will invite them to dinner.

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