This is a cool looking roo...any ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Terri O, May 15, 2011.

  1. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have this neat roo in my flock and would like to know if anyone has an idea of what he is? Thanks a bunch!
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  2. Pairie Faring

    Pairie Faring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue Wheaton Maran is my best guess [​IMG]
     
  3. ErinG

    ErinG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is gorgeous!
     
  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Marans have pink legs. Plus his comb is weird...

    My best guess is a mix of some sort. Comb almost looks like a peaxsingle or something simular. Do you have a closer picture of the comb?
     
  5. Mrs. Cannon

    Mrs. Cannon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely say blue copper marans. It looks as if his comb has been frostbitten quite a bit, and he doesn't have alot of feathering down his legs. But that's what he looks like to me. But he's so pretty! [​IMG]
     
  6. Mrs. Cannon

    Mrs. Cannon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Marans have pink legs. Plus his comb is weird...

    My best guess is a mix of some sort. Comb almost looks like a peaxsingle or something simular. Do you have a closer picture of the comb?

    I've been raising marans for a few years now, so far none of mine have come up with pink legs [​IMG]
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The bird does not have a wing triangle, so it cannot be wheaten based. Not sure what base copper is. Anyways, the bird has a birchen base.
     
  8. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
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    Quote:X2 He is just a cool looking cross
     
  9. Dawson

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    He is a nice looking one alright
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  10. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    Mrs. Cannon :

    Quote:Marans have pink legs. Plus his comb is weird...

    My best guess is a mix of some sort. Comb almost looks like a peaxsingle or something simular. Do you have a closer picture of the comb?

    I've been raising marans for a few years now, so far none of mine have come up with pink legs [​IMG]

    Then you're not breeding Marans [​IMG] Or else, aren't breeding to standard.

    Wikipedia - "All have red or orange eyes and white feet." Hendersons chicken breed chart lists them as having white skin/shanks.

    If you go to feathersite , all of the birds have pink legs. The only variety I've ever seen that didn't have pink legs were blacks.
     
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