1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Curious to see what breed of rooster I have?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nomi23, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Nomi23

    Nomi23 New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Dec 31, 2015
    Ontario, Canada.
    [​IMG]

    Hello Everyone!

    I just joined BYC yesterday! Even though I have been visiting this site for almost 2 years now lol!
    My fiancée and I built a coop in our yard last spring and have rescued some hens and a rooster. The lady we got our rooster from said that he was a mix but that she wasn't sure of what exactly. He is a very pretty rooster! Very sweet and gentle, does not harass our hens or pick on them and he is a joy to be around and watch!
    Thank you for taking a look at this thread!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

    Best guess, he might be a Silver Spangled Hamburg cross, although I would expect one to have a rose comb...
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,139
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Mixed breed rooster; probably with Silver Spangled Hamburg in him.
     
  4. kelcon666

    kelcon666 Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    22
    Jul 21, 2015
    Utah
    I keep silver wyandottes and it looks like one of those,
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,139
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    It lacks the yellow legs of a Wyandotte.
     
  6. kelcon666

    kelcon666 Out Of The Brooder

    42
    0
    22
    Jul 21, 2015
    Utah
    But it could be bad hatchery stock.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    20,217
    3,320
    401
    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    If that's a Wyandotte, it has got to be the most poorly bred Wyandotte in the history of the breed. White skin, single comb, and spangling instead of lacing. With that many faults, it's no longer a Wyandotte by any measure.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    80,918
    8,012
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with Queen Misha and Michael.

    If you wanted him to breed for show chicks, no way. But, for a good rooster to care for his hens he sounds perfect. He is beautiful regardless of what mix his parents were.
     
  9. Nomi23

    Nomi23 New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Dec 31, 2015
    Ontario, Canada.

    Thanks all for your input! No he isnt show quality but we didnt want that out of a rooster. I am a strong believer in adoption and rescue and believe in second chances. He is a very nice roo and takes care of our hens and thats exactly what we needed and recieved with this handsome fellow! :)
     
  10. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    506
    19
    133
    Feb 1, 2011
    COLUMBUS, KS
    Mix bread.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by