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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicksurreal, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Dooley, He comes from a very large Cuckoo Marans roo and a Wyandotte hen (I think). My assumption about the Wyandotte hen is because of his comb, but I'm not 100% certain because we have other brown egg layers too and he was hatched out of a brown egg. Our other brown egg layers are Delawares and Dark Cornish, his comb looks like Wyandotte to me though.

    Anyway, he has VERY long legs that seem disproportionate to his body size. He may fill out, he's only 15 weeks old right now, but I was wondering if there could be some type of game chicken in his DNA. The hen and roo are both hatchery stock, so I guess anything is possible. Any ideas from looking at him?

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  2. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture from the front.

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Looks like hatchery stock Dominique.
     
  4. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the roo that fertilized the egg, we were told he is a Cuckoo Marans. He's molting here, so he looks a bit ratty.

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Oh, missed that he was a mix. Yeah, probably a Cuckoo Marans/Wyandotte mix
     
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  6. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks exactly like what I would expect from a cross between a Wyandotte hen and cuckoo Marans rooster. Cockerels usually have a tall and leggy look at that age. He will fill out a lot more over the next couple months.
     
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  7. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know. I was concerned about his size vs weight ratio. My other cockerel that is around 15 weeks old, a Silver Spangled Hamburg, is much more filled out and proportionate looking. This guy might be a big boy eventually, he's already almost as tall as his "dad", but much more gangly.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    depends on what you want in a rooster
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Twins, anyone? [​IMG] This is a barred Rock rooster over a SLW hen, so just sub yellow skin for your guy's white skin and it's pretty much the same. First pics were around 3-4 months.....pretty scraggly looking.

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    Here's around 6 months. The Wyandotte influence really kicked in and I got a nice, meatier bird. I feed an all-in-one feed, around 18 or 19% protein and he filled out nicely on it.

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