Can anyone tell what breed this is just from a description?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckcluckluke, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    No pictures available sorry. So it's down to a description. ( This is not a game I genuinely need help. )



    [​IMG] Pretty sure they are large fowl.
    [​IMG] The rooster is not that big though, sort of 'stumpy'. Short legs ( not Japanese bantam short though ) but a long thick neck, almost like a Russian Orloff.
    [​IMG] Pretty sure they are clean legged.
    [​IMG] The two hens and rooster have beards and cheeks. No crest and not huge muffs like Araucana's.
    [​IMG] The hens do not lay blue eggs. A cream - light brown egg.
    [​IMG] They where ex-show birds so must be pure bred.
    [​IMG] The hens are sought of Wheaten Marans colour, a light brown with darker brown for the neck feathers.
    [​IMG] The rooster was a more mahogany red - brown colour, again much like a Russian Orloff colour.
    [​IMG] He was not a solid colour, has a few speckles of cream on him and different shades of brown. I think his beard was manly cream.
    [​IMG] The offspring had yellow - light brown down feathers and their new feathers where the same colour as their parents, mostly their mothers.
    [​IMG] The rooster is friendly but very protective of his flock, he fought a hawk once.

    Ok, I really think that is all I can think of. I hope this isn't to vague and that some one can help[​IMG].
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking salmon Faverolle fits most of that, not the clean legged part though.
     
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I have thought of fav's but I just don't think they are.
    Can you get clean legged favs?
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Faverolles always have feathered legs. They also have 5 toes.
     
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    is there any way you can get a picture?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The only large fowl breeds I'm aware of that are bearded are Faverolle, Ameraucana (american--can't recall if Aussie's are bearded) and Orloffs. Am I missing anyone?
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Not that I can think of. In each case there is something that doesn't add up. I know the OP said the are ex-show chickens. But i mean people try and show easter eggers as ameraucanas, so that doesn't make it fool proof that they are purebreds
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That thought had crossed my mind, also. Define "show".....could have been the equivalant of 4-H showmanship, something like that where anything goes.
     

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