Longcrower?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlackBrookPoultry, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this rooster from Sandhill Preservation Center. He was with my black orpingtons, but he is clearly not a black orpington. I looked through the catalog and the only bird I can find that even comes close is the longcrower. But he says they have the occasional golden neck and hackle feathers, these are silver. He is 4 months old, matured much quicker than my orpingtons, was the first to crow (not especially long) and has a bigger comb than the others. Could he be a mix? I need to butcher or rehome him.

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  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    How many toes does he have? I have seen some birchen like dorkings come out from sand hill
     
  3. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up with a birchen dorking from them too. The rooster in question is much bigger and doesn't have the extra toe.
     
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    hmm I am not sure I will look around tho
     
  5. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he is a mix. Pretty boy.
     
  6. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's a longcrower, you should keep him.[​IMG]
     
  7. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Send a picture to sandhill through email and ask them what it is . . ..
     
  8. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aiova Blue are Birchen patern too and Sand Hill has them
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Denizli are a Birchen colored Longcrower, however that guy is definitely not pure Denizli, and Sandhill doesn't carry them.
     
  10. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, I just sent them an email. But if they take too long to respond he may already be in my freezer. He's a breeding machine! This morning he was mating with my birchen dorking. I can't have him messing up my lavender orpington project all all my chickens are together right now.
     

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