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Rescued stray, but what for art thou??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chookchookme, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. chookchookme

    chookchookme Out Of The Brooder

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    Our neighbourhood acquired a stray and a neighbour of mine who hates noise, and knowing I kept chickens, asked me to save him from her panicked clucking around his garden and so asked me to try and nab her.
    After a week and a half I finally decided to get her at night while she was sleepy and roosting. My chance came last night and I found her, by torchlight, in a tree!
    Here she is, I'm just wondering on any opinions as to her breed!? Any ideas will be gratefully received.
    Thank you!
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    First of all, it's not a "her". It's a Black Sex Link cockerel, or at least a cross where one parent was barred. But, with those pointy shiny saddle feathers, it's a male, for sure.
     
  3. chookchookme

    chookchookme Out Of The Brooder

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    Noooo!
    Oops. Uh-oh. I already have 4 cockerels haha. Is he quite young do you think?
    Thanks so much.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, he's young, guessing around 15 weeks old, give or take a week or so.
     
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  5. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell what color his legs are. Yellow or white?

    He looks an awful lot like a cuckoo marans cockerel I had last year.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Black Sex-Link cockerel to me as well.
     
  7. chookchookme

    chookchookme Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha!! Love it!
    Oh well, he is a rather sexy beast. I love cockerels and crowing so it's fine with me, my neighbours on the other hand may be a tad upset with my fifth cock! My hybrids can have a strapping young buck with them so it'll be fine. I'm too soft, I wouldn't want him to go now I've rescued him!
    Thanks so much for all of your help!
     
  8. chookchookme

    chookchookme Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops sorry!
    His legs are white, and really quite long!
     
  9. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like Cuckoo Marans to me. If I recall, sex link roos usually have yellow legs.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Black Sex-link or a Cuckoo Marans; I'm leaning towards Black Sex-link. Either way, "she" is a cockerel.
     

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