Predominant breed in this rooster?

KBrasby

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 29, 2015
14
0
65
I know this guy is a barnyard rooster but wondering if you see a predominant breed? He hatched in early September last year so still young. Thanks for your help!

 

EggyTheHen

Songster
Oct 1, 2015
58
141
127
I don't know but....
He's a really cute rooster by the way!!
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KBrasby

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 29, 2015
14
0
65
Thanks! I had hoped he was at least half something definite but I like him anyway. Thank you!
 

donrae

Hopelessly Addicted
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Jun 18, 2010
31,453
4,069
581
Southern Oregon
My best guess would be a buff Orpington mixed with something black. The buff is one color that holds it's own genetically against black, and the white skin of the Orpington is dominant over yellow.

Another possibility could be a good dose of black copper Marans in there somewhere. They also have white skin, but the black coppers tend to be feather legged and that's a dominant trait also.

Sussex have white skin but his body shape looks off for that breed to me.

Faverolles also have white skin, but they have a lot of extras he's missing.
 

heygirl

In the Brooder
Dec 29, 2015
11
1
26
Lake Park, Iowa
700

I am starting to think I have a rooster. No crowing yet but he's mounting my girls all the time, his neck feathers appear to be like a rooster's what do you think? I separated him/her to see if I get an egg. I am getting 3 eggs out of 4 chicken so that would make sense if he was.
 

KBrasby

Chirping
5 Years
Jun 29, 2015
14
0
65
This is very helpful to me. I'm trying to learn more about identifying breeds. My inclination is toward purebreds. I've shown goats and rabbits in the past and appreciate the predictability of purebred. I'm not interested in showing chickens but am intrigued with the breeding aspect: improving my herd. I've raised a lot of hatchery Leghorns for their egg production but am dabbling with colors. Kinda tired of just white on white. Thank you for your input. I'm learning a lot.
 

donrae

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Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Jun 18, 2010
31,453
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I am starting to think I have a rooster. No crowing yet but he's mounting my girls all the time, his neck feathers appear to be like a rooster's what do you think? I separated him/her to see if I get an egg. I am getting 3 eggs out of 4 chicken so that would make sense if he was.

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