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Sort of an unconventional ID here.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SleepyHollowFnF, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. SleepyHollowFnF

    SleepyHollowFnF Out Of The Brooder

    So my girlfriend loves to give all our chickens names that are either from movies or goofs on character's names, for example, we had a rooster named Kylo Hen, a starwars joke.


    We just saw Moana and she fell in love with HeiHei, her rooster.

    I of course understand that he is heavily caricatureized, but does anyone have any idea what type of chicken he might be?


    The wiki page says he's a bantam rooster. I don't know much about breeds honestly, but isn't that VERY vague? Isn't bantam just a word for a large family of small chicken breeds? We would enjoy inviting our own HeiHei into our large and diverse family. Just wondering if any of you had any insight on exactly what sort of breed would be close to the cartoonized rooster.

    Thanks all!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    don't know any chicken breeds with any similarities in color,etc.
  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    His coloring is closest to either a Black Breasted Red or Wheaten type... could be any number of breeds with that coloring...
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Agree with RavynFallen...you could get an old english game bantam roo in the black breasted red or wheaten color, and that would be pretty close.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Looks a lot like a brown Leghorn roo too.... A modern ( or old) game would be closer to the breed in the movie though, probably.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  7. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2015
    Houston, Tx
    He would most likely be a red jungle fowl domestic mix.
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

  9. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2014
    That looks just like him! I wonder if they wanted the bright yellow legs because Hei Hei spends a lot of time being comically upside down in the ocean with his feet sticking up in the air, and the yellow pops against the blue and is very visually pleasing.

    I really enjoyed seeing a chicken sidekick in the movie, and even though the chickens I know are all much smarter than Hei Hei, I liked how (this might be a spoiler) the ocean decides he is special and takes care of him.

    @SleepyHollowFnF , I love the idea of naming birds after movie characters.

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