Thoughts on what breed or mix this rooster may be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by islandgirl82, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Songster

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    This rooster has very recently found himself a new home with me after surviving a predator attack that took him from his previous home. His owners did track me down and came to take him home a few days ago but when they arrived to collect him, to my delight, decided he could stay here. They adopted him from a local animal shelter a couple of years ago after he'd been picked up as a stray in a town about 30 miles from here so they had no history on him or any idea of his breed.


    First photo upon his arrival here.
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    2nd day in the isolation coop.
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    3rd day in isolation after expanding his run

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    To me, he's looking like a Marans or at least a Marans mix - that's my best guess anyway. His barring is dark brown and his previous keepers said most of his tail feathers are missing but when his tail is full, it makes him look nearly twice the size he does now and some of his sickle feathers are that gorgeous dark beetle green.


    I'd love to know what breed others think he may be.
     

  2. does he have 5 toes?
     
  3. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Songster

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    He does not. Just 4.
     
  4. hmm
     
  5. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Songster

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    What would have the 5 toes? Other than Silkies which he clearly is not.
     
  6. dorkings
     
  7. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Songster

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    I had to look them up but I can see the resemblance.
     

  8. yeah, they are a heritage breed
     
  9. they are also supposed to be one of the best meat birds
    as in really good tasting meat
     
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  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Due to the yellow legs and slight barring I feel like he has some BR in him, he is awfully handsome!
     

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