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Hi Folks.....can anyone ID this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by glitch, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. glitch

    glitch Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup the one in the foreground is crowing....I've never seen a roo with such a short tail.
    BTW He's about 6m/o.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Possibly a Partridge Rock rooster.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That tail is really rounded, but at six months his feathers will still be growing. Do wonder if he maybe is mix, maybe something like rock and orpington? Do you have any idea what breed/s he could be?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Araucanas are rumpless
     
  5. glitch

    glitch Out Of The Brooder

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    He should be a partridge rock and I'm pretty sure he is but I wonder what's up with his tail.
    I got him from MM so that should rule out the mix right?
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    they are but they are also pea combed not single combed

    leaning toward a partridge rock as well
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    MM is a big commercial hatchery breeding more for pets, not show birds, so they aren't really selecting for birds strictly by the sop, but I have used them quite a bit and usually their birds do look like what they are supposed to... but there is always the possibility of an accidental mix up somewhere up the line. Except for his tail right now he does look like a rock and with any luck his tail is just at a weird stage of growth and the longer feathers will be showing up pretty soon.
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    He is a cross bred, I don't really know kind of a cross. But, all varieties of rocks have tails. Don't kid yourself, if this rooster doesn't have tail feathers by this stage of feathering out he will never have any.

    I think he is gorgeous what ever he is.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. Or a single-combed Partridge Wyandotte.
     
  10. millielynn

    millielynn Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what breed my rooster is? He was given to me and I am new to chickens. [​IMG]
     

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