Help with rooster breed please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NyxxBoy, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. NyxxBoy

    NyxxBoy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, hoping for help identifying the breed of my rooster... We now have several of his hatchlings from Rhode Island Red hens and I am curious what he is... Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks... [​IMG]
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    He might be a marans, or a mix.
     
  3. NyxxBoy

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    Thank you, Marans was what I thought, but was a little unsure because of feathers going down his legs... I'm still a bit new to chickens and trying to learn as much as possible...
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    A marans bred to the standard should have feathered shanks, that being said, there are still a lot of clean legged marans around.
     
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  7. NyxxBoy

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    Thanks so much everyone... Now it's time to see how my Marans/RIR chicks turn out...
     
  8. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with birchen marans. Here is a pic of one from greenfire farms and yes, the feathered shanks are as they should be for a true marans.[​IMG]
    He should add some darker brown or sometimes speckles to the egg-layers he fathers.
     
  9. NyxxBoy

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    Yes, that is almost a dead ringer for him, awesome... Thanks!
    We have, after 3 hatches, various ages of chicks from him and RIR... 4 black and 6 yellow...
     
  10. NyxxBoy

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