Guess The Roo!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JackieandChicks, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!








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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe a New Hampshire Red crossed with an Ameraucana or an Easter Egger.
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  4. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    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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