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Help identifying breed - Game birds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RatCatRooster, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. RatCatRooster

    RatCatRooster Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2014
    Hi everyone!

    We adopted a couple of roosters a while back, and I'm just really curious about what breed they are.

    They were found wandering the streets of industrial Western Sydney (Australia) and brought down to our sanctuary.

    They are smaller than a normal rooster, but way bigger than bantams. They are super aggressive toward other roosters (although one is now living happily in a coop with another, more passive rooster) and have this crazy quick-draw face-pecking technique. One of them gave me a 'warning' peck to the leg over a week ago, and I still have the bruise. Their crowing is unlike any of the other roosters here (we have 30), it's ratchety, shrieking, short and sharp, and extremely loud. They're compactly feathered, but when I pick them up, they're all muscle.

    One has barely any hackles and a tail like a hen, the other is elaborately feathered, but they're brothers - the people working in the industrial area actually watched them grow from chicks, and only brought them to us when they started crowing all day long.

    These pics were taken when they first arrived, so they're skinny (they were living on sausage rolls).

    Any ideas?


  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    I think they are game crosses.
  3. RatCatRooster

    RatCatRooster Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2014
    Thanks Tricoglossus - I thought they must have game in them. They almost fit the bill, but just not quite. They're gorgeous birds and so talkative, always telling me off or telling everyone about the food they've found. Love 'em! :)
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Game breed or Cubalaya crosses.

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