Definitely a rooster, but...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cuban Longtails, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Can anyone throw me a clue as to what breed or mix he may be? I originally thought he was some sort of cornish cross, because he's quite solid and tight feathered.

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  2. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I believe you were correct on your thinking a Cornish cross.
    I believe he is a Dark Cornish cross. That is a handsome fella.

    Do you have any Buff Orpington hens? Dark Cornish & BO make an excellent cross. Of course he isn't pure, but he just screams Dark Cornish to me.

    Jean
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I think I've got a BO pullet, but she's only about 2 weeks old. Something for me to experiment with in a few months. [​IMG]
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would agree, looks like some dark cornish there with that body and feathering.
     
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    Agree, dark cornish is the dominate breed there. Nice looking roo!!
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Thank you! He's not aggressive (yet), but he sure isn't taking it easy on the girls! [​IMG]

    I say yet because he's just now reached his sexual maturity, I'm guessing he's 7 months old. I can't remember when I bought him, but it was during the spring while Atwoods still had their chicks in stock. I have two others but they haven't feathered out as nicely as he did.
     

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