trying to figure out what breed this Rooster is

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HopeFay, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. HopeFay

    HopeFay New Egg

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    This was one of the Roosters that my daughters 3rd grade class hatched. Weve had him since he was 1 day old. any idea what breed he maybe? He is slightly spoiled as you can see. He claimed my hubby as HIS human.. lol Thanks in advance!



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  2. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow big, wondering if jersey giant is mixed in there
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Welsummer and Australorp, maybe? Could have Black Copper Marans back in the mix though, but most likely not a direct parent since no feathered legs... gorgeous boy though!

    ETA: he's a mixed breed... :)
     
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  4. HopeFay

    HopeFay New Egg

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    We were thinking the copper moran.. but all we know is that the eggs were donated by local farmers to my daughters class for their project.. BTW Ruffles (the rooster here) is only 8 mo old in the bottom picture where is standing under the hutch. the one on my hubbys shoulder he was only 6mo old.. We have a RI Red that is HUGE too.. so as my hubby says, we like to grow em big here.. lol Here are our 4 of our 5 Roosters, which btw all get along very well and sleep together nightly..
    thank you for all the input! :)

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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mix breed. Strikes me as an Australorp x RIR cross to me
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a common color pattern when you mix a black bird with a red/gold bird, so narrowing down the specific breeds is hard. By far the most common black breed is the Australorp, but the red/gold could be one of several breeds. Straight comb doesn't help narrow things down much [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    mix breed
     

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