BCM Roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Egg-plant momma, Apr 23, 2019.

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  1. Egg-plant momma

    Egg-plant momma In the Brooder

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    Going to pick up a free "BCM rooster" tomorrow. First of all, is this picture even the breed they claim? Also, why isn't his comb and wattle more red? Could he be sick? FB_IMG_1556068076255.jpg FB_IMG_1556068292078.jpg
     
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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Is definitely a Rooster! May be a mixed breed. As with all newbies being integrated in the flock, I would separate him from your other birds for a week or two to be sure he isn’t sick. Do you know the breeder?
     
  3. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    He kind of looks like an auracana with his lack of tail feathers, but that single comb(?) suggests a mix.
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  4. cleoandtheflock

    cleoandtheflock Songster

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    He definitely doesn’t show any black copper maran characteristics
    I’m pretty sure his comb is like that because of the breeds in him also it looks to be a rumpless breed which means they don’t have tail feathers
    He is very pretty!

    I agree with chick-n-fun do you know the breeder?
     
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  5. Watermelon123

    Watermelon123 Crowing

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    That is not a BCM, looks more like an araucana mix- looks like something with black skin- possibly ayam cemani (with the single comb)?

    He doesn't look sick in the pics, but I agree that you should quarantine, stress has a nasty habit of bringing out disease in even the healthiest birds.
     
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  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Ok a few traits to address on this bird: rumplessness is a trait of Araucanas but it can sometimes occur in tailed breeds as a defect. Considering that rumplessness is a dominant trait, this means that if one of his parents was an Araucana cross they would carry 1 gene for rumplessness as well as 1 gene for the pea comb (assuming the other breed was single combed) so when this first generation Araucana cross was mated to a single combed tailed bird (possibly Ayam Cemani or Svart Hona) the offspring statistically speaking would hatch out 50% rumpless with pea or single combs & 50% tailed with pea or single combs. This explains how the bird pictured could be rumpless and single combed. Also melanistic skin is dominant.
    Is it me or am I seeing muffs and a beard on this bird?
    Another possibility is that this is a true Araucana but one that has multiple defects and as such is being removed from the breeding flock.
     
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  7. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    I knew I tagged you for a reason!:woot:gig:cool::lol:
     
  8. Egg-plant momma

    Egg-plant momma In the Brooder

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    Yes, if I get him at this point, I 100% Only want a BCM roo. I will definitely separate! No, a guy in a local chicken group on Facebook has 4 roosters for free, this is one of them. Thank you!!
     
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    Egg-plant momma In the Brooder

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  10. Egg-plant momma

    Egg-plant momma In the Brooder

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    I love it!! I am slightly obsessed with dog genetics but am new to chickens and havent looked into their genetics much. I think you just started something for me! Haha. Thank you so much!!
    @Brahma Chicken5000
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