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We have 5 wonderful Golden Comet hens that are so sweet AND productive (5 eggs a day). We recently had a couple of strays show up LOL! First one was a Muscovy duck (hen) and recently a beautiful rooster! We are hoping someone can help us figure out what breed he is. He's very long legged and beautiful. He's not as friendly as our hens but does hang out with them, and therefore us. Please tell me if you have any ideas regarding his breed. We think he's fairly young...
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Your rooster looks like a Golden Duckwing Leghorn. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Your rooster looks like a Golden Duckwing Leghorn. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

No white earlobes. Probably some sort of Game.

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No white earlobes. Probably some sort of Game.

Good eye. I missed seeing the earlobes. The feather pattern does look like Golden Duckwing though.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Hope he didn't bring any baggage with him like, diseases, worms, lice or mites.  It's generally best to quarantine new birds for 30 days or so, to prevent  your established flock from catching something from them.  Too late now, so I hope he  continues to be healthy.

 

You can post photos of your roo  at "what breed or gender is this."  Better photos of him  standing naturally, and one of his face and comb, will allow  accurate advice.

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Hi and welcome to BYC. Its good that between our eagle-eyed experienced members you have some progress on ID your roo - I'm about as much use as a chocolate teapot when it comes to breeds! :) I can, however say a big hello and i hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

All the best

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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the kind welcome(s)! We feel blesses that the stray rooster and stray muscoy duck didn't bring in disease! Didn't even think of that! How scary! I'll try to get more pics of him. He's pretty active though! He's been a great addition to our flock... heading the hens around, keeping them happy & seems to really watch over them. My Mom seems to think he's some sort of bantie but he's REALLY a tall guy... quite a bit taller than our hens and the duck... very long legged. My sweetheart says, "Who cares what he is, he's just a good fella." But.... my curiosity and interest is piqued! I just can't believe he wandered into our yard... I hear chickens somewhere near but not close enough to even know where. I've lived in the country most of my life, had a lot of stray dogs & cats... but NEVER a duck or chicken! We did have a peacock who appeared. Country life is the best!
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Thanks for the kind welcome(s)! We feel blesses that the stray rooster and stray muscoy duck didn't bring in disease! Didn't even think of that! How scary! I'll try to get more pics of him. He's pretty active though! He's been a great addition to our flock... heading the hens around, keeping them happy & seems to really watch over them. My Mom seems to think he's some sort of bantie but he's REALLY a tall guy... quite a bit taller than our hens and the duck... very long legged. My sweetheart says, "Who cares what he is, he's just a good fella." But.... my curiosity and interest is piqued! I just can't believe he wandered into our yard... I hear chickens somewhere near but not close enough to even know where. I've lived in the country most of my life, had a lot of stray dogs & cats... but NEVER a duck or chicken! We did have a peacock who appeared. Country life is the best!


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