Halllp! What am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nolachicks9, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. nolachicks9

    nolachicks9 New Egg

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    So, this is a feedstore chick, supposed to be a barred rock, but didn't turn out to be! He/she is about two months old, and a mystery on both breed and gender, though I'm starting to think it's a rooster but hoping not. Feathered feet, pink but small comb, kinda laced feathers, orange/black feet...maybe a mutt! Any input or thoughts on what breed and gender would be much appreciated! Thank you!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's definitely not a Barred Rock. It's a mixed breed cockerel, perhaps an Easter Egger.
     
  3. nolachicks9

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    Not a dark brahma? And I have a feeling it's a rooster too but what makes you say that? Just trying to learn, thanks !
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Maybe a very poor quality Dark Brahma? It definitely does look like a cockerel.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. Michael OShay

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    Several things; the lack of a clean pea comb, the lack of profuse silver feathers on the back and neck, and the very sparse feathering on the legs. I think a Dark Brahma was used in its breeding, but it's a mixed breed. Below are some pics of pure Dark Brahma roosters for comparison.
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If the hatchery intentionally sold this bird as a Dark Brahma, it has to be one of the worst quality hatchery birds I've ever seen. :eek:)
     
  8. nolachicks9

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    It was sold as a barred rock. Just been googling feather footed two month old breeds and dark brahma was the closest I could find . Seems the consensus is mixed breed roo. He's a sweet little guy, whatever he is!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Actually, according to your post, the feed store sold it as a Barred Rock but the feed store buys their birds from a hatchery. Who knows what the hatchery sold it as? The mislabeling could have been the fault of the feed store rather than the hatchery.
     

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