Identify this cockerel!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tempehst, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Tempehst

    Tempehst New Egg

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    Hi,
    We ordered a batch of rainbow layers from McMurray hatchery, along with a fayumi rooster. Then they threw in another rare and unusual breed as a bonus offer at that point. I think the rare and unusual bonus bird is this rooster, but I have no idea what it is. Any ideas?
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like an EE to me [​IMG]
     
  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Easter Egger ?
     
  4. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    yepp, he's an easter egger
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Easter Egger all the way. McMurray's "rare" breed is usually an EE cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tempehst

    Tempehst New Egg

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    lol. What an amazing rare breed! So, I guess we can go ahead and safely eat him [​IMG]? He looks like he's going to be nice and meaty.
    ETA: Now that I google Easter Egger Rooster, I see a lot of pics that look just like him. I also see pics that look pretty similar to another of our roosters, which a friend identified as also being an easter egger (though he has different colorings). Easter Egger sounds like code for mutt chicken.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yeah, that's like over 90% of their rare breed free chicks.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    its an ee...yea ee's are mutts
     
  9. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pictures look like he's bearded and I have seen some pictures Easter Eggers with that coloring. He has slate legs, too, and in the bottom picture I think I see a pea comb, so definitely an EE.
     

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