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Help with the breed on this big boy, please??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EmbarkGuru, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. EmbarkGuru

    EmbarkGuru New Egg

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    We took this big boy off the hands of a friend that couldn't keep him. What I know is that they bought him at a home/ranch store in Apr 2013 and he was sold as a pullet. So that puts him around 4-5 months old. They told me he was 4 months when I picked him up about 3 weeks ago. I can't tell if he's a buckeye, redcap (don't really think so) or a malay (my suspicion) Here are a few photos I took today, the girls in the background are 2 month old EEs for size reference. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Gaack! He doesn't look like anything from my feed store!

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He looks like either a Malay, Shamo, or Asil. These three breeds look VERY similar to each other, so I'm not certain. Personally, I'm leaning towards him being an Asil (also called an Aseel). Here is a photo of an Asil from Feathersite.com:

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    Malays just seem a little too "leggy" for him to be one, and I think that they are rarer:

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    Shamos are another possibility.

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    As you can see, all three breeds look very similar! He's obviously one of the three breeds, but I don't know which.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say he's an Asil. Malays have longer legs, and Shamos are overall leaner with a higher profile.
     
  6. EmbarkGuru

    EmbarkGuru New Egg

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    Thank you for the input! I'll look up some info on the asil and see what I can learn.
     

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