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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farmertom311, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. farmertom311

    farmertom311 New Egg

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    I am trying to figure out the breed of a rooster i used to have. I found it at one time a few years back and have forgot it. It was a clean legged dark brown egg layer. Had a deep red body with a dark green mane and tail feathers. Tail was long and sweeping. Best i remember it was some kind of rare russian breed. It was not a rhode island red, I have to say this to make sure nobody responds with this breed.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. peachweb

    peachweb Out Of The Brooder

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    A rooster that laid dark brown eggs? A very special rooster, indeed. LOL! Sorry, but couldn't help teasing you about the egg laying statement. (-: My guess is a Spangled Russian... but I don't know if they have a green mane (I couldn't find any pics of one with the green anyway).
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    do you happen to have a pic of the chicken your seeking a breed for in hopes to get another like it?
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    is there anything else you can remember such as leg color, did it have a beard, a crest, and what type of comb. all this info can also help eliminate other breeds.
     
  5. farmertom311

    farmertom311 New Egg

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    straight comb, no beard or anything of the sort. can't remember leg color sorry.
     
  6. farmertom311

    farmertom311 New Egg

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    sorry I only had the rooster but the breed description I found was that they laid a dark brown egg I think it said almost a chocholate colored egg.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, for chocolate or dark eggs look up Marans or Welsummers and see if any of them fit your boy. Marans come in several different colors, Wellies all look the same.
     
  8. farmertom311

    farmertom311 New Egg

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    Got the description wrong sorry guys here it is I finally found it its a Barnvelder. Should have said RED mane and green body my bad. thanks for the help.
     

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