Please help with the ID of this rooster PIC HEAVY

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ArizonaNessa, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    A friend of mine has sent me pictures of her rooster. The rooster was given to her and to decide it's fate she needs to know what breed he really is. At first glance we thought he was a single comb RIR but with all the green on the chest and wings it has made me look twice. She is very concerned about the leg color being too light for RIR. So here I am with beautiful pictures that DO NOT BELONG TO ME but I know that all you wonderful BYC people can help me out. Thanks in advance.

    Edited to say: She thinks maybe copper maran. I am just not completely sure about that though.

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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    NOT a RIR

    I am thinking maybe a Partridge Rock or a Welsummer, hard to say though, there are several breeds of roos with this color.
     
  3. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    I think she is wanting to use this rooster in a breeding project but the more pictures of copper marans that I look at the more I want to lean that way. I have to agree though on the fact that these colors are very common.
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, I was kinda thinking Maran too but there was something about that color of red in the hackles and saddles and I don't think the BC Marans have that much of a green sheen in the breast feahers, but I'm not sure. Good luck.
     
  5. obe10

    obe10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a picture of a maran i found:

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    i noticed the foot color was different? i don't know what it could be... but he is very handsome!
     
  6. MaterMan

    MaterMan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a similar looking roo except his neck feathers are yellow. But the guy that I got him from told me that he was a cross between a RIR Hen and something else. He didn't know what the rooster was because someone gave it to him.
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  7. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Thank you for the help. I'm still looking around too. Anyone else out there have a guess or thought about the mystery roo?
     
  8. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you looked at welsummers?

    Edit: legs to light for welsummer
     
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  9. ArizonaNessa

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    I have looked at so many breed pics my eyes hurt and I am starting to think every breed is the same just in a different light [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black copper marans dont have that wing triangle and his leggs are too light...He looks more like a wheaten marans/? His hackel color a little to dark...
     

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