I think Roo...but what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Moriah, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Moriah

    Moriah Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 4, 2008
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    This bird came with the easter eggers we ordered from Mc Murray last month. I am certain it is a roo, as it is one of the more aggressive birds and has a very prominent comb, more so than the others. The leg feathers confuse me though. This pic is just over two weeks old at the time the chick is 5.5 weeks. I can try to get another, better and more current pic later, if needed

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  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I think it is an EE regardless of leg color.
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    EEs are, to put it bluntly, mutts. Anything's possible. That's why I love them!
     
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    It's an EE, and I think its a roo too. I have a roo that looked a lot like that as a youngster. He grew into a handsome young man!

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  5. Moriah

    Moriah Out Of The Brooder

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    It isn't the leg color that I was referring to, but rather the fact that he has feathers on his legs, and according to everything I have read in various places online that is not a trait in araucana, ameraucana or EE's. here is what he looks like now at 7.5 weeks.

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    as you can see the feathers on his legs are just little stubby feathers, and seem to get pecked at alot.
     
  6. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Like another poster said, EE's are mutts. They can have a blood line of all kinds of different breeds. Therefore, it is not unusual for him to have feathered legs. There was probably just a feather legged breed in his bloodline.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I agree. I've crossed light brahmas with RIRs, and they have very lightly feathered feet like that. I think your bird is a cross, but adorable nonetheless. [​IMG]
     
  8. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    I have one that is dark brahma/ameraucana that looks just like that one and it has the feathers on the legs also. [​IMG]
     
  9. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I have a bantam EE with little specks of feathering down its legs like that.
     

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