Picked up a young Cockerel today....WHat breed am I Pics included??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rsarns, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Supposed to be a Wheaten Marans cockerel, feathered shanks, sorry for the terrible quality of the pics but this guy is spoiled! He just wants to lay around on my daughter and be held. Pretty cute bird! I am guessing 4 weeks old or so.

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    SO is it?
     
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  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    I have no idea the breed cause i dont do marans, but i would say it is a cockerel, pretty big comb.
     
  3. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone know if this looks like a wheaten marans... ? I have looked a t a lot of young cockerel pictures of wheatebns... looks similar. Looks a tad bit darker for the age he is supposed to be than some I have seen though.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    hes tailless maybe a cross
     
  5. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe he just hasn't grown in his tail feathers in yet. And he looks about 4 weeks, not a week old. [​IMG]
    Oh, sorry, didn't realize you had changed the age. [​IMG]
     
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  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    no hes tailless, got so,e of my own and by that much body feathering he sholuld have tail feathers in to
     
  7. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His tail feathers are growing in, not sure why they are later than the rest.
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's very very common in cockerels. For some reason, in a lot of breeds cockerels grow their tails much slower than the females. He'll get there, he's just putting his energy into being manly first.

    I'd say he's a hatchery quality Wheaten. Congrats on getting such a cuddler! What a cutie!
     
  9. citychickx6

    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking Speckled Sussex on this one. Handsome roosters [​IMG] .

    Could be a Wheaten though. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Quote:I was also thinking Sussex
     

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