GAME BIRD OR NOT? WHAT BREED?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by manny5412, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. manny5412

    manny5412 Out Of The Brooder

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    This bird was given to me but even the previous owner was not sure of the breed. He was only about 3-4 weeks when I took him and I still can't quite tell what breed it might be. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. jackn67

    jackn67 Out Of The Brooder

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    I could be wrong here but it looks like a shamo rooster to me
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He does look like a game bird, probably an American Game.
     
  4. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red saddled Yokohama
     
  5. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks nothing like a shamoand its far too heavy to be american game
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He is some sort of gamebird, but other than that, I'm not sure.
     
  7. manny5412

    manny5412 Out Of The Brooder

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    It can't be a red saddled Yokohama since it had a single comb not a pea comb, and the red is not as dark as that of a Yokohama
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Red shoulder Yokohamas can come in all shades of red depending on breeding.
    Also Yokohamas in the U.S. have a Walnut Comb not a Pea Comb.

    As for your bird, could be any number of pyled gamefowl that carry the White Leg gene and Barring.
     
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree that it's red saddle is not a dark as that of a show quality Red Saddled Yokohama, but the comb does not look like a straight single comb to me in the pics. I'm thinking that this bird is either a poor hatchery quality Red Saddled Yokohama or a Red Saddled Yokohama mixed breed.
     
  10. missbecky

    missbecky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever he is, he is beautiful! He looks like the poultry equivalent of a fancy Koi fish.
     

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