Can anyone help me figure out what breed this rooster is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tasha_Ann, May 22, 2017.

  1. Tasha_Ann

    Tasha_Ann Just Hatched

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    My husband came home the other day with a new rooster and of course got no info about this handsome guy. I don't know how old he is or what breed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     

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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    What's with the men not asking the right questions...geez...
    LOL

    Do I see lacing on his chest area....kinda hard to see in this picture.
     
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    Tasha_Ann Just Hatched

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    My nephew picked him out so my husband just brought him home. I'm new to having chickens and don't know much about the specifics. The guy told that he'd be good to protect the flock but that's all I got. He's just coming around and still a little scary. I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Looks like some game bird cross. You mentioned he is scary, do you mean to humans, or the bird is scared? I agree what IS IT with men, even young'uns gravitate toward roosters.

    Please do not subject yourself, nephew & hens to an aggressive roo.

    He has so much going on with his coloring and features I would say he is a mix of a mix but, definite game bird influence.
     
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  5. Tasha_Ann

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    He doesn't seem like he was handled too much. But after feeding him for a few days he will come pretty close to me know but won't let me touch him. He's by himself right now as all me chickens are still too small to put in the coop. I'm working with him but any suggestions would be helpful.
     
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    Everyone should read this.
     
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  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I am a fan of @Beekissed in case you were wondering. ;)
    While digging for the "rooster" post of hers I found another one I think is a must read.
    I added it in the last post above.
     
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  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    My advice would be to treat him as livestock and not try and pet him. I personally ensure that no cock bird comes within a metre or so of me. If he does, I march directly to him and keep walking - he must retreat. I do the walking directly to a cock bird on almost a daily basis, just to reinforce that I am the alpha. If a cock bird starts to believe that he is the alpha, you're in for one heck of a rough ride.

    Not all cock birds are crazy, but I'd rather not find out the hard way.
     
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