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Horned Rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ivan3, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    While rooting around through the American Memory section of the Library of Congress (searching chicken/rooster/poultry related photos/etc.) I came across this shot attributed to the Chicago Daily News (1910). There are several legitimate chicken related photos, attributed to the same rag, on the site so I'm wondering if this pic is legitimate. Or was the photographer having some fun (glues spurs on head?). Anyway, just wondering if the breed can be determined from the plate and, if anyone has heard of a `horned' rooster outside of the old Rt. 66 corridor...?

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  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Weird. I couldn't find anything.
    There are so called "horned" breeds or v-combs. So I imagine you could get a bird that looks like it has horns. My guess though, is that they are his spurs glued on his head... considering the roosters spurs appear to be missing. [​IMG]

    Some "horned" breeds.

    A "Mad Hatter" being developed by a breeder in Maine.
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    Polish have them, but it's hard to see with all that fluff on their head.
    La Fleche are v-combed.
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  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    wow the chicken looks like he has a spur coming out is head
     
  4. lamprego

    lamprego New Egg

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    Horned Rooster Intrigues in Southern Brazil

    PORTO ALEGRE — A horned rooster is drawing attention from residents of Balneário Pinhal, on the northern coast of Rio Grande do Sul.The owner, Anderson Santos, bought the common white rooster, which has two red horns in place of the crest, from a neighbor two months ago and gave the fowl the suggestive name “Chifrudo,” a Portuguese colloquialism for “cuckolded.”
     
  5. Goronson Chicks

    Goronson Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's ours in Maine. (He's a Gold-laced Polish.)[​IMG]
     

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