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i was given this bird when my great uncle died. it was supposed to be a game rooster but his comb doesn't look right. His sickle feathers were broken off when i got him and he is molting so sorry for the bad shot. Does anyone have any guesses as to his type or breed? new member, first post! Thanks everyone!
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post #2 of 14

Beautiful American Game Rooster.
His comb is very typical for AMG as most have there combs cut.
He is what is called a gray, breed I couldn't tell. Some go by color of leg.
Some of the breed names are Hatch, Butcher, Law. Its been years so this is all I can tell you.
Also any standard hen you cross him with will be great brood hens. If he was mine I would get him some black Australorp hens.
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post #3 of 14

Nice golden duckwing American game.

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post #4 of 14
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hey thanks for the replies! his comb confused me because ive never seen one like it before.

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Hello!   He's gorgeous!

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Marans rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick who turned out to be Lying Larry the Black Copper Marans Rooster.

 

 

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post #6 of 14
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thanks! wink

post #7 of 14

Okiehen, hit it right on the nose. I would dubb him, and put him in a show.

If you will repost on the Breeds, Genetics, & Showing- "show off your games" someone might tell you a little more in depth.


Edited by Mtn Cur - 9/9/10 at 7:32am
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post #8 of 14

The cock is not a American game, or at least not a pure one. I have never seen a pure American game with that type of comb, which looks walnut. They may show up in various variations of pea (triple)/straight (single) comb. And some birds even have Spanish gamefowl in them, so I would expect rose combs are able to come into play though it is very, very, uncommon.

His body is awfully bulky, and when I look at him I see "Brahma". But I do agree, he most likely has American game in him, and if you crossed him to a feather legged bird (Silkie, Brahma, D'uccle, etc) I'd bet they started throwing feathered legs (if part Brahma). (From my understanding, feather legs don't really show in first generation since often the parents both have to have the feather legged gene because "though it can be dominant" they're recessive genes. It would be expected to possibly get sparse feathering in F1 I do imagine though, but it would be nothing like they should be.)

-Daniel


Edited by DTchickens - 9/9/10 at 8:31am

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post #9 of 14

He is beautiful.  welcome-byc

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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by DTchickens 

The cock is not a American game, or at least not a pure one. I have never seen a pure American game with that type of comb, which looks walnut. They may show up in various variations of pea (triple)/straight (single) comb. And some birds even have Spanish gamefowl in them, so I would expect rose combs are able to come into play though it is very, very, uncommon.

His body is awfully bulky, and when I look at him I see "Brahma". But I do agree, he most likely has American game in him, and if you crossed him to a feather legged bird (Silkie, Brahma, D'uccle, etc) I'd bet they started throwing feathered legs (if part Brahma). (From my understanding, feather legs don't really show in first generation since often the parents both have to have the feather legged gene because "though it can be dominant" they're recessive genes. It would be expected to possibly get sparse feathering in F1 I do imagine though, but it would be nothing like they should be.)

-Daniel


I agree with Daniel.
The OP's bird is not pure American Game..
The OP's bird is looks very large in the body and has the wrong comb type for a American Gamefowl..

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NPIP # 31-516
Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


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George Washington

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