Help? New rooster think he is a black and copper marans but not sure.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by riktheimpaler, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. riktheimpaler

    riktheimpaler New Egg

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    He has black featherless legs, black feather with a green highlight over much of his lower end and an orange highlighted black feathering on upper body and neck. Previous owner didn't know anything bout him other than where he bought him. He was housed with 3 other cocks so his feathering is rather beat up. He will be a year old in June.
    And help appreciated thanks
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like an Easter Egger to me.
     
  3. AshlyMommaWard

    AshlyMommaWard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Easter egger.
    Pea comb is a dead giveaway. Hope he is what you were looking for, he's pretty.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Egger
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Handsome Easter Egger! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  6. riktheimpaler

    riktheimpaler New Egg

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    Thank you all for the reply. I will accept your judgement. It's an Easter egger. I'm looking to intentionally cross a group of guinea hens with this Easter egger rooster. Hoping to get some fertile offspring and make a desireable chicken breed out of it. It's just for fun.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    EE BTW people have intentionally as well as accidentally had chicken-guinea crosses. The "guin-hen" hybrids generally do not survive very long. Sad to put them through that.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Plus, offspring are sterile.
    You won't be able to create a new breed from the crosses.
     
  9. riktheimpaler

    riktheimpaler New Egg

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    From my research some live long and some though few are fertile. I have made gambled on worse odds for entertainment purposes. I mean,,, isn't that the whole basis of how domestic dogs and chickens have come to be??? That one in a million that has the traits the developer is desiring? I'm looking for a tick eating machine that isn't quite as annoying or ugly as the guinea. A best of both worlds situation.
     

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