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What breed is this

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What breed is this

What's the breed. Also hen or rooster?? Thank you
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cuckoo marans feathered legs and straight comb are the signs my guess would be a roo because of those wattles, and:welcome

post #3 of 9

Not a Marans, legs look yellow.  Looks like a black sex linked Cochin mix to me.

 

ETA: How old is this bird?  Where did you get it?


Edited by popsicle - 4/6/16 at 9:04am
usually have between 20 and 50 chickens
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usually have between 20 and 50 chickens
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post #4 of 9
I got to say it looks like a Cochin the small body just proves to me that's a chochin
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I got it from Jacksonville's farmer market. I got it from Jacksonville's farmer market. I've had him for about a month I'm guessing he is about two months old
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my guess is it is simply an EE

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What does that mean??
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EE= Easter Egger
Being that there are a variety fo guesses on his breed, he's most likely a mixed breed of all of those or just simply an EE (Easter Egger)
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Easter Eggers are Ameraucana mixes and non-standard Ameraucanas that carry genes for blue eggs.  This bird has none of the traits that Easter Eggers generally have, that are mostly or partially dominant: beard, pea comb, green shanks.  Of course you can have a beardless Easter Egger.  Sometimes people get an Easter Egger that doesn't lay blue or green eggs (I'd stop calling it an Easter Egger the day I see a pullet lay a brown or white egg).  However, to have a bird with feathered yellow shanks, single comb and no beard?   Occam's Razor suggests that be a Cochin or Cochin mix.


Edited by popsicle - 4/6/16 at 1:46pm
usually have between 20 and 50 chickens
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usually have between 20 and 50 chickens
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