Can someone tell me what breed this is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by braehedge, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. braehedge

    braehedge Out Of The Brooder

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    This rooster was sold to me as a chick and I was told he was a "purebred" black Australorp. Can someone tell me what he really is?
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Mix breed, could have some Australorp in him. He's a nice looking roo!
     
  3. braehedge

    braehedge Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, he's the nicest looking I have, but my white rock bantams have much nicer personalities.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed.
     
  5. braehedge

    braehedge Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you know what he might have in him?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Nothing really distinctive about him. There are simply too many possibilities that could have produced him.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He could well be part Australorp, it's hard to say. Black is strongly dominant. But there's a lot of something else, with all that leakage. The other breeds are straight combed, that's about all I can say for sure.

    what color are his legs? Any feathers there?
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  9. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    He is beautiful!![​IMG] I agree with everyone else, he is a mixed breed.
     
  10. drumstick diva

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