Guess The Roo!

JackieandChicks

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This is one of my boys. I know he's an "Easter Egger" but was wondering what possible cross(es) he may be - he has a short tail. He is growing slower and is much bigger than my other two boys. Don't know when he'll finish growing (he's a April baby). Do you think his tail will stay shorter (i.e. his Aracana heritage) or does he still have a chance at a longer tail? Thanks!








 

WalkingOnSunshine

Crowing
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If he were going to be rumpless like an Araucana, he wouldn't even have as much tail as he does now. He's just slow developing his rooster feathers.

Rumpless doesn't mean just lacking a tail, it means they are lacking that last bone of their spine. They also have tufts, not muffs and a beard, and your boy has definite muffs and beard. I would say that he's either Ameraucana or Easter Egger on one side and then something red such as a Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red, or Production Red on the other.

Of course, with mutts, it's all conjecture. No way to know for sure.
 

JackieandChicks

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Thanks! He also has light feathers on his legs :) He's who knows how many generations barnyard chicken. Kinda fun how they are all turning out.
 

WalkingOnSunshine

Crowing
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Thanks! He also has light feathers on his legs :) He's who knows how many generations barnyard chicken. Kinda fun how they are all turning out.
Yes, feathered legs is a dominant trait. At least half of his offspring will also have feathered legs.

I find the dominant feathered legs very useful--one of our roosters is a Marans and that way I always know which are his babies. :)
 

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