Likely a male, not certain in regards to breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pyrex, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Pyrex

    Pyrex Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, does anyone here know the breed of this guy? He's about 6 months old now. I can get better pictures if necessary!
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Is he 6 months in the pics?

    Can you get a profile shot of the bird standing naturally?
     
  3. Pyrex

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    Yes, he's 6 months old in them, those were all today. I have other pictures of him, just shot them, in fact. They're truly the only pictures I have of him, so here are all of them. Sorry if it's hard to view them, it wasn't too easy to get a full picture of him. He has a rather long tail, the longest of all my birds, and his legs are very, very long as well.
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    EDIT- Got a good picture! Had to get him inside for this to be possible, though...
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  4. BantamLover21

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    He looks like some sort of gamebird or oriental breed (Malay, Shamo, etc.), or a mix of those breeds.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

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    To me, it looks like a Shamo, Asil, or Malay breed mix, probably with some other gamebird. However, you may have different breeds in the Netherlands than here in the United States, so I may be wrong.
     
  6. Pyrex

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    I got him as an egg, bought him from a man who was selling eggs and food on a bicycle, according to him he got them from a brazilian breeder. All the pictures I saw of the mentioned breeds resemble him a bit, but they have much redder combs, is it possible that this is a female in that case?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If the bird is 6 months, I'm going to say female. Agree it's some type of Asian breed, I'm hopeless at telling them apart. Likely a mix, with the funky coloring.
     
  8. Pyrex

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    I know of a test that can be done, which consists of mounting the bird with your hand, if the bird opens its wings a bit then it's a hen, but this has not always worked, and some birds turned out to be males after giving me the reasons to think they're female. Still, it seemed to work, but this guy here confuses me a lot in that aspect.
     

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