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Oh my gosh, is this a Totenko rooster?

post #1 of 7
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Hello everyone!

 

I haven't posted much, but I love this site.  The amount of information and help is amazing.

 

I have a rooster I bought at auction recently (sort of accidentally...)  and have been looking up his description online.  The two birds that are the closest are the Phoenix and the Totemko.  My boy has the olive green legs, the looser feathers,and is QUITE talkative.  He/I are battling an eye infection he has, which seems to slowly be getting better, so yes, I know his left eye isn't right.  I am open to suggestions about that as well, but am currently treating it.  Also, in the stress of the auction, multiple rides in vehicles, and attempting to catch him for his eye treatments, he's lost some tail feathers.  Yes, I feel bad about all this.  :(

 

Here's some pictures:

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He's messing about in some rabbit straw, dust bathing here. 

 

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Walking away from me, feeling uncooperative (I asked him to get up).

 

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Not an attractive pose, but I'm not a chicken-whisperer :(

 

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Ok, great pose, bad lighting.  Sigh.

 

Anybody want to weigh in?


Edited by coffeekittie - 7/30/12 at 9:45pm

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Can't stop at just one species, breed, color... I'm happiest sitting in my bunny/bantam chicken pen just watching their world go round.  My Pinterest stuff: /http://pinterest.com/parkerfree/ where I show the randomness of my life and thoughts.  i  have a swap page full of good stuff: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-come-and-chickens-go-swapping-stuff

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post #2 of 7

looks like a phoenix 

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Originally Posted by hdowden View Post

looks like a phoenix 

 

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btw he is gorgeous

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5 Red Star, 1 Speckledy, 3 Col Blacktails, 3 White Star [Leghorn]  1 Amber Star - All Hybrid Pullets, 1 French Copper Marans - Roo, 2 Lavender Araucanas - Roos, 3 Cream Legbars - 2 Pullets & 1 Roo

 

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post #4 of 7
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Thanks for your input, I appreciate it :)  Yes, he's a pretty bird....and knows it!  He's the best rooster I've ever had in the way he coddles and finds treats for his hens.

 

Parker
 

Can't stop at just one species, breed, color... I'm happiest sitting in my bunny/bantam chicken pen just watching their world go round.  My Pinterest stuff: /http://pinterest.com/parkerfree/ where I show the randomness of my life and thoughts.  i  have a swap page full of good stuff: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-come-and-chickens-go-swapping-stuff

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Can't stop at just one species, breed, color... I'm happiest sitting in my bunny/bantam chicken pen just watching their world go round.  My Pinterest stuff: /http://pinterest.com/parkerfree/ where I show the randomness of my life and thoughts.  i  have a swap page full of good stuff: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-come-and-chickens-go-swapping-stuff

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post #5 of 7

or he could very well be a totenko rooster 

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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by hdowden View Post

or he could very well be a totenko rooster 


 Thank you everyone for your responses :)

 

From what I read, the two look just about identical, but for their legs, which need to be slate colored in the Phoenix and olive in the Tetenko (I'm embarrassed that I spelled it wrong), their tails, which are "open" in the Phoenix and "closed" in the Totenko, and their crow, long in the Totenko. 

 

So, more questions to help me figure this boy out, if you all don't mind.  What is open vs. closed in a tail, and what is a "long crower"?  My boy has olive-colored legs, and his tail feathers are separated, for what that's worth.

 

Thanks again,

 

Parker

Can't stop at just one species, breed, color... I'm happiest sitting in my bunny/bantam chicken pen just watching their world go round.  My Pinterest stuff: /http://pinterest.com/parkerfree/ where I show the randomness of my life and thoughts.  i  have a swap page full of good stuff: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-come-and-chickens-go-swapping-stuff

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Can't stop at just one species, breed, color... I'm happiest sitting in my bunny/bantam chicken pen just watching their world go round.  My Pinterest stuff: /http://pinterest.com/parkerfree/ where I show the randomness of my life and thoughts.  i  have a swap page full of good stuff: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-come-and-chickens-go-swapping-stuff

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post #7 of 7

Definitely a Totenko Rooster   smile.png

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference.

In Jesus name Amen :)

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God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference.

In Jesus name Amen :)

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