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Hi! I'm trying to figure out what my rooster is.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oceanbound, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. oceanbound

    oceanbound New Egg

    Aug 24, 2015
    South Alabama
    Funny story. I purchased a package deal from the McMurry hatchery for 15 choice egg layers. Well "Bea" now just "B" grew faster than the others. So I started calling her Bea as in Bea Arthur. I even actually thought "Bea" had some sight problems because "she" kept looking at things sideways instead of straight on (yah, the comb was starting to grow) weeeellllll she is a he for certain. But I'm really happy about that because I was missing hearing a rooster crow in the mornings. B here has a harem of 11 hens so he's happy too. But what is he?
    [​IMG] I also have two beautiful black hens. I'm thinking they may be Australops. The black is shiny in spots.

    I'm trying to get better pictures of the rest
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2015
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Golden Cuckoo Orpington...possibly a mixed breed.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree and beautiful
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I would say Black Sex Link cockerel, although potentially a mixed breed.
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    He's beautiful! I love that coloring; going on the wish list ;)

    And, the black hen in the second pic does indeed look like an Australorp :)
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  6. Flat Rock farm

    Flat Rock farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2012
    Branchton, ON Canada
    Looks a lot like my Euskal Oilos (Basque Hen) roosters???[​IMG]
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  7. oceanbound

    oceanbound New Egg

    Aug 24, 2015
    South Alabama
    Thank you for the help! I did a google search on the three types above. He looks more like the Euskal Oiloa pictures I've seen. In fact, pretty much just like them. When I ordered them all, the invoice said that an added extra of an "exotic bird" would be thrown in as well. I'm thinking he may have been the one. Would make sense.

    I'm pretty sure the blacks are Australorps.

    anyone know what this hen might be? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    First question is, what hatchery? Cuckoo Orpingtons aren't a readily available as hatchery birds. From what I can see, he's got yellow skin, so that rules out Orpington. I'm leaning toward one of the hybrid meat birds like a Pioneer or Rainbow, but knowing the hatchery will narrow things down.

    Your black hens with red ticking at the throat/breast are black sex links.
  9. oceanbound

    oceanbound New Egg

    Aug 24, 2015
    South Alabama
    Murray McMurray is where they all came from. I'll do some research on the black sex links. Thanks
  10. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2013
    Looks like they gave you a black sex link rooster to go with your black sex link hens as your free exotic.

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