My Handsome Rooster Is gone!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by james_joni, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. james_joni

    james_joni New Egg

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    Hi every one. My name is Joni and I'm a newbie here. Sadness brings me here because i have lost my beloved rooster who was the sweetest thing you ever did meet! My Wretched old crotchety dog whodini Pearl got out in the middle of the night and got into the coop and chased off or killed then hid somewhere my wonderful handsome, never ornery rooster! Anyway, I'd like to get another of his same breed but i'm at a loss for what he might be and the online resourses have yet to be helpful since i have only his looks to go by. Please Help![​IMG]
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    Thanks so much!
    Joni
     
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im so sorry to hear of your loss. I dont know a thing about breeds, as I am new to this chicken owning thing. But I am sure the wonderful people on this site will come along and help out soon.
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I'm so sorry that you lost your beloved Roo. We're really happy to have you here... Welcome! Sorry it started under such sad circumstances.

    I have no idea what your boy was. Although his feathered legs help narrow down the options quite a bit. But, there are great people here that have tons of experience and years with chickens. I'm guessing someone will come along and know.
     
  4. jose408

    jose408 Out Of The Brooder

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    am think its a brahma cross but am not sure
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Maybe a Brahma x Dominique ... Could account for the barring and the feathered feet. Or some kind of Wyandotte x. Could be more than 2 breeds... like a Wyandotte, Cochin, Barred Rock mix or something.

    You may never find another like him if he is a mix, since you can never know for certain what he is a mix of. Was he a mix? Where did you get him? This would certainly help figure out what he is and where you might acquire another.
     
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  6. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your loss, and welcome to byc. Your roo looks alot like mine. Pimp daddy, my roo has barred rock and something else, and he also is a fantastic roo. Hope you find another good one.
     
  7. james_joni

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    Thanks for all your input. Is there a specific breed i should look for when looking for a new boy? A gentle breed? Seems like maybe a barred rock?Its just that he was so HANDSOME! He will be missed... Thanks so much for the warm welcome all!
     
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  8. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry you lost your guy, he certainly was beautiful.
     
  9. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for your loss. You're right, he's gorgeous. I notice that you say, "Chased off or killed and hid..." so, it sounds like you have not found any evidence that he was actually killed? If you haven't, then there is a chance he might be hiding. A lot of dogs just kill them and leave them and wouldn't go to the trouble of hiding the body. I don't want to give you false hope, but it might be worth it to look around and see if you can find him.

    sred98
     
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    His body looks like a wyandotte, he has a rose comb and all. The feathered legs make me think cochin, he is lacking any faverolle or brahma characteristics. The color is tough, it almost reminds me of when lavender is there because of the muted color of body and hackle but the saddle shows darker color on some feathers.
    I am going to say that it is a black star cock x blue cochin hen cross mated with a partridge wyandotte. I say that cross because the leg feathering is minimal, like a 1/4 cochin bird has, the barring really only shows in the 'male' feathered areas (not the breast or body), if I remember correctly the black star cockerels only carry one dose of barring so it would fade away after crossing a few times. Then I say partridge wyandotte because his hackle looks columbian based with dilute red lacing.

    That is my guess and my attempt at giving a good reasoning.
     

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