What breed and age for this rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dion Fiacre, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Dion Fiacre

    Dion Fiacre Out Of The Brooder

    37
    0
    27
    Nov 1, 2016
    PNW
    Hello, what breed and age do you think this rooster is? I got him at a fair. He has no spurs and he doesn't crow. He coos a lot like my chickens and has befriended my smallest chicken. TYIA

    [​IMG]
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

    5,528
    6,206
    416
    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    I'd put him at 4.5-5 months, give or take a little. And he's a mix.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
    1 person likes this.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,536
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Mixed breed.

    I'd say around 4-5 months.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    661
    59
    109
    Oct 28, 2015
    Houston, Tx
    Ok, I was going to say orpington. What makes you guys say mix on this one?
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Dion Fiacre

    Dion Fiacre Out Of The Brooder

    37
    0
    27
    Nov 1, 2016
    PNW
    Thank you for the replies...if mixed, any ideas of what with? Thank you again!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,536
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    The pattern of his barring shows he only has one copy of the barring gene, this automatically makes him a mixed breed bird. Pure bred males have two copies of the barring gene.

    I don't think there are any barred, white skinned blue pure breeds.

    White skin lends itself to Orpington or more likely Marans. He could be a sex link from a cuckoo Marans hen and some blue or splash rooster. Or, he could be a mix of mixes, it's really hard to say.
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

    5,528
    6,206
    416
    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    This.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,322
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    x3
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,461
    11,762
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 4
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    661
    59
    109
    Oct 28, 2015
    Houston, Tx
    heehee, I couldn't see the barring on my phone. Man my eyes are getting bad. yep mix
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by