Please help identify this rescue roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hililyhilo, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. hililyhilo

    hililyhilo Out Of The Brooder

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    My neighbor found this fella on her porch and asked me to take him in. I have no idea which breed he is. I'm guessing he is pretty old though?

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't think he's necessarily old, I think he's just molting. He looks to be a mixed breed guy to me.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He looks like a mix. As for the age, he appears to be under a year (probably around 8 months or so). This is because his spurs haven't grown very much, and he has a gangly appearance. An older rooster would be more filled out, and have longer spurs.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed rooster. Not sure on age; its difficult to tell with chickens once they get past about 6 months.
     
  5. hililyhilo

    hililyhilo Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah, thanks for the clarification on age. I assumed he was old because his feathers looked faded and he is so gangly. But that may be due to him being lost and being out in the elements.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    young polish mix rooster (has a small crest and white ear lobes)
     
  7. jmandawn

    jmandawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely young....I'm going out on a limb and saying he is a Silver Spangled Hamburg because of the comb.
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Those don't have any crest, have a rose comb,and a different pattern on the feathers.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. hililyhilo

    hililyhilo Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooh, interesting! Thank you for further insight on what he could be. I had thought the white lobes were a sign of old age, but now I know otherwise!

    What about the light feathers? I thought they were white feathers that "aged" or got dirty, but could it be that they are blondish?
     

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