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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    does he have 5 toes?
     
  3. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He does not. Just 4.
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    hmm
     
  5. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would have the 5 toes? Other than Silkies which he clearly is not.
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    dorkings
     
  7. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    yeah, they are a heritage breed
     
  9. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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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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