Can you ID my rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CTChick, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. CTChick

    CTChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Back in August I bought a selection of chickens from a woman with a thick Indian accent - her coop was immaculate and birds so beautiful and well-kept, I disregarded the fact I could barely understand her! I bought three RI Reds, on black austrolorp and this guy ... who just got his sickle feathers two weeks ago (I thought he was a hen!). Black, rose or pea comb (?), brown speckles on back, green irridescence to feathers/tail, white legs - beautiful bird with fantastic personality - a real pet. Loves to be held, petted ... sweet! But what IS he? Thank you,

    Laura

    PS I added pic of australorp, too - she is also very pretty but def a different breed than he is.


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  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Wow, pretty rooster! You sure that's an Australorp? Mine has dark brown eyes and dark gray (blackish) legs.

    edited to add... I think you may have a Black Star hen - ??

    Black Star pic from mypetchicken.com
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  3. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    The roo looks mixed probably EE or americana cross. The pullet looks to be a Black sex-link type just has very little red in feathers. Black Austalorps have dark bay eyes and black feet with pinkish- white pads(bottoms).
     
  4. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    The roo looks like a mix and the hen looks like maybe a black rock. Doesn't look like a Black Sex-Link at all.
    These are picks of standard Black Sex-Links, head and full body.
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  5. CTChick

    CTChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both! Black Star, huh? Well, like I said I could barely understand her but I have NEVER seen coops as clean as hers! He is a love - was named Mulan but now is "Mully." Hasn't started crowing yet - puffs up, flaps, opens his mouth ... nothing comes out! Pretty funny stuff. I am loving my chickens! [​IMG]
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I believe your cockerel has some Dorking in him.
     
  7. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Quote:Ah, yeah, I just noticed the 5 toes after you said that....
     
  8. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes black sex links can have more or less red in their neck feathers. as far as black rocks all I've found on them is what Kentaline farms calls their black sex-links. heres a link:

    http://www.blackrockhens.co.uk/

    Maybe someone else has something on Black rocks?
     
  9. CTChick

    CTChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dorking? Now, that's funny because I have been all over the "chickens for sale" area .... looking for Dorkings, preferably near me! Was hoping to get two or three hens, and start eggs late winter. I think they would sell easily and I love the idea of helping preserve a heritage breed. Does anyone have anything they can tell me about Dorkings - I've been doing a lot of reading, they seem like very nice pet-quality layers (yes, I imagine "eaters" too since they are dual purpose! But we'll have none of that!).

    Did I mention I picked up two silkies - one white, one black - who are just about the cutest, sweetests things on two legs????

    Why didn't anyone warn me about how addictive these creatures can be?

    Laura
     
  10. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    Not an Australorp and I DO have black sex links that look solid black with green sheen with none of the red and some that have the red.This one looks a lot like my solid black sex links. From the angle of the picture it doesn't appear to have Rock form.
    Pretty boy..so many of the crosses have some of the most interesting and pretty color patterns.
    Sorry we can't warn you about the addiction...addicts LOVE company [​IMG] we go out of our way to hook another poor soul to chickenism then after your hooked real well we let you borrow a bator(the only time we will turn it off is to get another egg hoarder going) and if you thought you were hooked before...that's the clincher [​IMG]
    Silkies are beyond cute.Our daughter just hatched some...one has a vaulted head and there is no words to describe a tiny vaulted head chicklett adorable doesn't even come close [​IMG]
    We started with 6 and have now closed in on 175..we will be eating some though.
     

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