Flood survivor- no idea what breed, sex, or age

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by theuglychick, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. theuglychick

    theuglychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This black beauty was brought to my mother in laws and she was told it was a flood survivor. I cannot keep him or her but would like to find him or her a home. Thanks to the floods, I am now battling coccidia and what appears to be mareks in one of my unvaccinated birds and I don't want to expose the poor soul to that after surviving the floods here. I just don't know how to describe him or her. S/he's very big compared to my Cream Legbars and I THINK I'm seeing hackle and saddle feathers, so I'm THINKING young black cockeral. But no crowing and no eggs over the past 12 hours so I really don't know. I am not familiar with large black breeds. Any ideas on breed, sex, or age? Thank you!

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What an amazing, brave bird! [​IMG] Cockerel for sure, and I'm thinking most likely Black Australorp. How large is he?

    ~Alex
     
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  3. theuglychick

    theuglychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's truly magnificent! He's the size of a large standard, maybe comparable to an adult leghorn or Rhode Island. I wish I could keep him but I'm already 2 roosters deep in a small flock of 16 and am operating at maximum capacity and nursing my own birds back to health. I hope I can find him a wonderful home :/
     
  4. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Black Australorps. Almost looks like my black roo when he was a little younger.
     
  6. mbphotos09

    mbphotos09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Black Australorp - hope he gets a great home.
     
  8. theuglychick

    theuglychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all of yalls help!
     

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